Hunter Fieri Wishes ‘Rock Star’ Dad Guy Fieri a Happy Birthday: ‘You’re a Legend’

Guy Fieri and son Hunter Fieri (L) attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Hunter Fieri Wishes His “Rockstar” Dad a Happy Birthday!

On Saturday, Guy Fieri’s eldest son Hunter, 25, posted a loving Instagram tribute to his “pops” to celebrate the Food Network star’s 54th trip around the sun.

“Father, you’re not just a rock star and a badass. You are a legend, an icon, a role model and an amazing father!” his caption read. “I’m proud to be your son. I love you! Happy Birthday Pops!”

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A trio of photos accompanied the sweet birthday tribute, including a pair of the father-son duo, who often appear side by side Diners, drive-ins and dives and Guy’s Grocery Games. Guy was also pictured in the post with his wife Lori Fieri.

Though Guy and Hunter share a close bond and undeniable on-camera chemistry, the younger Fieri revealed earlier this month exclusively to PEOPLE that he has started his own business.

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Hunter debuted his first solo project a mini-documentary titled What Plants Do At the end of last year. The 12-minute film shows how ZENB makes its yellow pea pasta for a partnership with the plant-based brand.

“It’s the first time I’ve really gone out there on my own and believed in something and come after it,” Hunter told PEOPLE.

In preparation for the lonely project, Hunter said the biggest piece of advice he received from his famous father was “to be myself.”

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“Always listen, be smart, and apply what you’ve learned,” he remarked. “And he always said to me, ‘You can’t just be Guy Fieri’s son. If you really want to take over this world, you have to be Hunter Fieri’, and that’s what I think.”

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Outside of work, the duo can often be found fishing, hiking or cooking at the family’s Northern California ranch, while Hunter’s younger brother Ryder, 16, chooses to join his father in sports.

“He’s a great father,” Hunter said. “He taught me so much and he still teaches me every day. He doesn’t act like a celebrity. He’s just a family man.”

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