MORANAS COOK UP SUCCESS
ONE of the Far North’s favourite past-times is being enhanced thanks to a Wonga Beach couple.
Aussie Campfire Kitchens owners Tony and Tarryn Morana had a ball at last week’s Rotary FNQ Field Days in Mareeba with their steel hot plates and grills.
The online business, which was started about four years ago, has grown exponentially since with more than 18,000 likes on its Facebook page alone.
Mrs Morana said Field Days was “double the size” she expected the event to be.
“The amount of people there and the level of interest was very positive for us,” she said.
“A lot of people who bought our gear years ago came and met us for the first time at Field Days.”
Portability is the focus of Aussie Campfire Kitchens, whose products include a swinging hot plate and grill that is height adjustable, folding hot plate and grill and folding Aussie fire pit with a drop-in grill, hot plate and hook.
“We’ve built products that will cater for a few different cooking styles,” Mr Morana said.
“We hit a bit of a niche with the people who do come to Field Days. They’re generally campers or people on the land, so they would much prefer to be sitting outside cooking.”
All products are manufactured at Wonga Beach and are made with heavy-duty mild steel.
“It’s all fabricated by hand and we’re going up against Chinese imports, so our emphasis is on quality and durability,” Mr Morana said.
Mr Morana said Field Days have been great for networking with clients and other businesses, handing out nearly 500 brochures alone over the three-day event.
Aussie Campfire Kitchens owners Tony and Tarryn Morana from Wonga Beach had a ball at the 2017 Rotary FNQ Field Days in Mareeba with their steel hot plates and grills