Cameron Petley is a father of five who lives in Putaruru in central Waikato. Before becoming one of the finalists in series 2 of MasterChef NZ, he worked at a chicken farm. Although he didn't win the series he was seen as the 'people's choice' and considered to be unlucky to have been eliminated. He is now Chef at The Nash in Cambridge and people come from miles around to taste his food. This is his first cookbook and it won Best Cookbook at the PANZ Book Design Awards 2013.