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Rob on life after MasterChef NZ

Rob Trathen was evicted in Week 8 when the chicken feet proved his downfall.

How have you been since being on MasterChef?
Have been well! Busy shooting and preparing for each episode to be aired!

Has your life changed?
Life has stayed the same except a few more people recognising me at the supermarket!

What do you think you've learned from the MasterChef experience?
I have learned that there are so many recipes/food cultures and experiences that one needs to know before you become an expert.

What surprised you most about the experience?
Being put under so much pressure . Beyond anyone's expectation!

What have you learned from being on the show?
How to be a more confident chef.

Have you stayed in touch with the rest of the finalists?
I have stayed in touch with the finalists and shared our experience.

Which recipe from the other contestants have you tried to make?

What advice would you give to budding MasterChefs?
Be yourself. Be confident without telling everyone and cook better than the worst person on the day.

What was the best piece of advice given to you by a judge? (And which judge was it)
Ray- "You can cook" on elimination.

What's next for you?
I have a cooking project in the pipeline so watch this space!

Watch Rob's eviction video here!

Watch Rob's interview from when he first got into the house!

Get Rob's recipe here!