- Full Name Hunter Fieri
- Occupation Chef, Television Personality
- Nationality American
- Birth Date Aug 07, 1996
- Age 26 Years, 7 Months
Hunter Fieri | Biography 2021Appears in his Father Guy Fieri’s Various Food Network Shows
As a son of a chef, Hunter started learning basic kitchen works at a very young age. His father taught him how to use a knife. At the age of five, he was cutting onions for his father. When Hunter was in third or fourth grade, his father taught him how to make breakfast. Hunter started working as a dishwasher during his high school years and made his way up to a line chef position in his family-owned restaurants Johnny Garlic’s and Tex Wasabi’s. He worked there from September 2012 to May 2015. Together with his high school friend, he also ran a temporary mobile pizza trailer called Kulinary Gangstas from January 2013 to June 2015. The mobile pizza trailer offered Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Hunter Fieri is an aspiring chef and the son of famous American chef, restaurateur, and television personality Guy Fieri. He frequently appears in his father’s food reality shows on Food Network.
Who is Hunter Fieri?
Hunter Fieri is an American television personality. He came to the limelight after frequently appearing in his father Guy Fieri’s various Food Network shows. He has co-hosted with his father on food reality shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and Guy’s Grocery Games. He has also cooked alongside his father on Dinners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
Early Age and Family
Born on 7 August 1996, Hunter James Fieri is the eldest son of Lori and Guy Fieri's family. His father opened his first restaurant, California Pasta Grill, the same year Hunter was born. Hunter has a younger brother named Ryder and a cousin brother named Jules.
Growing up, a young and crazy Hunter thought that he would be a Supercross racer in the future. He spent his free time playing sports such as basketball and soccer while he was in middle school and high school.
But he eventually ended up following the same career path as his father. Explaining the reason, Hunter said to Delish in July 2018, “I want to follow in the same path because I feel like I can kill it with that. I want it all.” He added, “I want to open my own restaurants — to have things that I created and things my dad created and run this empire.”
Getting into Cooking Career
As a son of a chef, Hunter started learning basic kitchen works at a very young age. His father taught him how to use a knife. At the age of five, he was cutting onions for his father.
When Hunter was in third or fourth grade, his father taught him how to make breakfast. Hunter started working as a dishwasher during his high school years and made his way up to a line chef position in his family-owned restaurants Johnny Garlic’s and Tex Wasabi’s. He worked there from September 2012 to May 2015. Together with his high school friend, he also ran a temporary mobile pizza trailer called Kulinary Gangstas from January 2013 to June 2015. The mobile pizza trailer offered Neapolitan-style pizzas.
'Guy and Hunter’s European Vacation'
After completing high school in 2015, Hunter and his father toured for a month in Europe, making 13 stops across the continent, including Greece, France, Italy, and Switzerland. During their tour, they filmed a five-episode Food Network special called Guy and Hunter’s European Vacation.
College and Internship
After returning from the vacation, Hunter moved to Northern California to study Hospitality Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). During his college years, he interned under the food and beverage company called Caesar Group. He graduated from UNLV in December 2019.
Television Shows and Appearances
Hunter made his first television appearance in the food reality television show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, in 2006. The show’s pilot episode first aired on 6 November 2006, and the show later premiered on 23 April 2007 on Food Network.
Hunter made frequent appearances on the show as himself, Guy’s son, sous chef, and co-host. In addition, he cooked together with his father in some of the episodes of the show. He also produced three episodes of the show in 2020.
Between 2008 and 2016, he appeared in 13 episodes of Guy’s Big Bite. He also appeared in Food Network’s TV specials Guy Fieri’s Family Reunion in 2012 and Guy’s Family Cruise in 2013.
Later, Hunter started appearing on Guy’s Grocery Games in 2015. Since then, he has appeared on the show in more than 60 episodes, either as co-host, competitor, or deli manager. In 2016, he starred in Guy and Hunter’s European Vacation, which he had filmed with his father during a month-long tour in Europe. The following year, he starred in Guy’s Family Road Trip, together with his family.
In 2018, Hunter appeared in a Discovery Channel documentary titled Shark Week. Later, he appeared on reality television shows like Diesel Brother and All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate in 2020. That year, he also appeared on Food Network TV special Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line as Diners Drive-Ins and Dives co-host. Between 2019 and 2021, Hunter appeared in three episodes of Guy’s Ranch Kitchen. In 2021, he served in seven episodes of the chefs’ game-show Tournament of Champions as a backstage correspondent.
In addition, Hunter has appeared in the news and talk shows such as Today, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Pursuing Father Guy Fieri's Footsteps as Chef
Hunter has cooked alongside his father at the White House and food and wine festivals. He has also worked on charity events such as Best Buddies International, which creates opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When Hunter does not appear in his father Guy’s television shows or learns from him, he works as a full-time employee at Knuckle Sandwich on his family ranches, where he takes care of the goats and Black Angus.
Did You Know?
- Hunter also has taken bulldozer training and water truck training. He can run most of the equipment they have on the ranches.
- Hunter involves in outdoor activities such as hiking, wake surfing, and dirt biking.