Eric Bartle and Sara Kundelius

The Wilderness Hunters

Chef Eric Bartle and Sara Kundelius, better known as The Wilderness Hunters, have spent the past five years traveling seasonally across the US managing remote lodge properties from Alaska and Wyoming to most recently, a 130 year old fly fishing club and farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The husband and wife chef couple have worked to integrate farm-to-table ethos into all aspects of their personal and professional lives, from raising turkeys, sheep, laying hens and meat chickens to growing and preserving their annual garden bounty. In conjunction with their passion for growing the best ingredients, fostered by Chef Eric’s years in the kitchen of James Beard Award winner Greg Higgins, these two have also spent the majority of their free time exploring the forests, mountains, rivers and coastline of Oregon in search of choice wild mushrooms and edibles, Oregon truffles, wild game, fish and shellfish.