Hunter is not at all intimidated when cooking and battling against people that are older than him. His life-long dream is to become a chef and nothing is going to get in the way of him doing that. At the age of six, Hunter begged his father to teach him how to cook recipes from his Italian-American grandmother's cookbook. For Hunter, Italian-American cooking brings out a passion in him that no other cuisine evokes. In the future, he wants to open up his own restaurant; one centered on a fusion between Italian and Thai food. At age 13, Hunter has a busy schedule being a kid and going to school but on weekends he forces himself to create new recipes in the kitchen. Since the age of 9, Hunter's has been hoping to show the world what his cooking skills are all about and to one day become an Iron Chef.