Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sullivan University honors Richmond, Va. chef of Lemaire Restaurant, Walter Bundy

Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) will honor chef Walter Bundy of Lemaire Restaurant, located in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va., with the prestigious Distinguished Visiting Chef award on Thursday, May 19. As recipient of the award, Bundy will present on-campus cooking demonstrations in addition to a question and answer session held exclusively for Sullivan University students.

Designed to connect today’s aspiring culinarians with industry leaders, The Distinguished Visiting Chef Series has been recognizing three top chefs annually since its inception in 1988. Bundy will be the 40th recipient of the award, joining an impressive roster of chefs that includes Bob Kinkead, Emeril Lagasse, Louis Osteen, Rick Tramonto and Marcel Desaulniers.

“We are honored and excited to welcome chef Bundy to Sullivan University and to present him with the Distinguished Visiting Chef award,” said chef Tom Hickey, director of the NCHS. “He brings an innovative and modern style to traditional Southern cuisine and I look forward to our students having the opportunity to experience his approach to cooking firsthand.”