Hunter by name and trade, Michael is an outdoorsman, forager and hunter. Born and raised on a Caledon horse farm, Hunter’s dream was to own a restaurant that would combine his love for food with a passion and respect for local ingredients.

Formerly of Toronto's Sassafraz, Luma, Scarpetta, and Reds Wine Tavern, he has used his experience in the outdoors to explore his culinary creativity, becoming chef and co-owner of Antler Kitchen and Bar. Antler is strongly rooted in regional food culture - pure, fresh and seasonal. Embodying local flavour and spirit, offering contemporary dishes with an emphasis on wild food and farm-fresh ingredients.

Found in the community of Parkdale, Local Kitchen has been awarded multiple listings and accolades including, but not limited to, Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants (EnRoute Magazine) and Toronto’s Best New Restaurants (Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail).