Chef Walter Bundy
Walter Bundy has been the executive chef at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, since 2001, and in 2009 he oversaw the opening of the acclaimed restaurant Lemaire in the hotel's historic space.
A native Virginian, Bundy grew up in the Chesapeake Bay area, where he developed a passion for the outdoors. His interest in local ingredients was nurtured over summers spent catching fresh fish and crabs from the Piankatank River and helping his grandmother bake pies from heirloom recipes. An avid hunter, Bundy says he likes "the entire process of hunting an animal--shooting it, butchering it, cooking it, and, most of all, enjoying it." lemairerestaurant.com