Mastermind of Australia's best regional dining experience
Hunter’s career has taken him around the globe and into the kitchens of some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, including an appointment as Head Chef at Mugaritz, Spain.
Before opening his own venture, Hunter spent six years leading the kitchen of Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel. There he developed his first intensive organic kitchen garden program and took the establishment to its Three-Hat status. He was The Age Good Food Guide’s 2012 Chef of The Year and the following year, in December 2013, his first solo venture, Brae opened.
The restaurant’s location, on a farm in the Otway hinterland, allowed Hunter to develop the property’s 30 acres for onsite organic vegetable and fruit production. This menu offers unique, contemporary cuisine built around an immense respect for nature and seasonality. Brae is now ranked number 44 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Hunter was named 2016 Chef of the Year in both The Age Good Food Guide and Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine. He was also awarded Top Chef in Australia’s Top Restaurants Awards 2016 and 2017.
Events featuring Dan Hunter
Glasshouse Kitchen - Fire | 21 April