A young boy raised in a semi-feral trailer, by a meth mother and a violent step-father draped in Nazi tattoos, rises to a preeminent place on the L.A. cooking set. The story of Craig Thornton is great and well arced, especially the details of his escape from an abusive home.
One key crossroad in his ascension is not adequately explained, however - 'he moved to Los Angeles, and in 2007, through an agency, got a job working for Nicolas Cage and his family as a private chef'.
This was a massive get, and must have opened a low door onto a cavalcade of contacts and opportunities. The resultant success of his supper-restaurant (I don't know how to describe it) undoubtedly flowed from this pivotal moment. I foresee a movie.