Michael's Story. 


Michael Hunt is a longtime Amarillo businessman, restaurant and catering company owner, and educator. As owner of Michael’s Barbeque Shack, Michael has served thousands of patrons some of the best Texas barbeque in the Panhandle.

His experience as a local caterer has allowed him to meet citizens from all walks of life in Amarillo to better understand the issues facing our community. In addition to his business work, Michael has also served as a GED teacher for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and as an alternative education program coordinator for Amarillo Independent School District.

Family means everything to Michael, he is married to his lovely wife, Chip, who is also a local business owner. Michael and Chip are also parents to two adorable Schnauzers – Gunter and Helga.

Michael is a graduate of Canyon High School, West Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University.

I am passionate about Amarillo and see this position as a way to give back to the community that has done so much for me and my family. I want to restore faith in our local leadership."