Sarah Welch (Top Chef: Houston) Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Husband, Education, Career, Net worth

Sarah Welch Biography

Sarah Welch is an American chef who currently is serving as an Executive Chef, Founding Member, and Equity Partner at Marrow in Michigan. She is also the co-founder of Mink, a seafood-centric restaurant in Corktown Detroit. Welch competes in season 19 of Bravo TV’s cooking reality show, Top Chef, in Houston, Texas

Sarah Welch Age | Birthday

Welch, who is an Executive Chef, has not publicly revealed her age and date of birth thus it is unclear how old she is as of 2022, and when she celebrates her birthday. The chef, however, is in the age range of  30 and 40 years old.

Sarah Welch Parents

Chef Welch was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to her parents; Steven Welch, her father, and her mother whose identity we have not established. She was raised partially in Jamaica and she credits her childhood experience there as her inspiration to become a chef. Her father, Steven, owned the Lost Beach Resort in Jamaica, where Welch spent a lot of time with the cooks in the kitchen.

Sarah Welch
Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch Height

Chef Welch stands at a height measurement of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches.

Sarah Welch Husband | Fiance

Chef Welch is engaged to her partner Cameron Rolka who is also a chef.  The pair met while working as chefs at Mani Osteria and Bar in Ann Arbor. Welch and his fiance and husband-to-be, Rolka, have been dating for over 10 years and they got engaged in 2020.  The couple co-own a restaurant based in  Corktown, Detroit called Mink.

Sarah Welch Education

Chef Welch received her training at the renowned International Culinary Center in New York City after getting a business degree at Michigan State University. She credits her childhood experience of growing up partially in Jamaica as an inspiration for becoming a chef.

Sarah Welch Career

Welch is an executive chef, founding member, and partner at Equity Marrow in Michigan. Marrow was voted a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation in 2019.  She is also the co-owner of Mink, a seafood-centric restaurant in Detroit’s Corktown.

Before joining Marrow, she worked as an Executive Chef at Republic and Parks and Recreation for two years.

Sarah Welch Top Chef: Houston

Welch is one of the contestants of season 19 of Bravo TV’s cooking reality series Top Chef. Season 19 of Top Chef was shot in Houston, Texas. It premiered on March 3, 2022, on Bravo with 15 contestants vying to win a grand prize of $250,000 and a feature in Food & Wine. The judges of the season are Gail Simmons,  Tom Colicchio, and Padma Lakshmi.

Welch is currently (2022) serving as the Executive Chef, Founding Member, and Equity Partner at Marrow. Marrow was voted a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation in 2019. It was also named one of the top new restaurants by Eater in the same year. Moreover, Welch was named a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist in the Best Chef in the Great Lakes category in 2020.

4th episode of the season airs on March 24, 2022, on Bravo TV. Three contestants; Leia Gaccione, Sam Kang, and Stephanie Miller have so far been eliminated as we go into the 4th episode.

Top Chef Season 19 Contestants

The other contestants of Top Chef season 19 are:

  • Ashley Shanti
  • Sam Kang
  • Jackson Kalb
  • Jo Chan
  • Monique Feybesse
  • Leia Gaccione
  • Evelyn Garcia
  • Robert Hernandez
  • Jae Kung
  • Luke Kolpin
  • Buddha Lo
  • Stephanie Miller
  • Ashleigh Shanti
  • Nick Wallace

Sarah Welch Net worth

Chef Welch has an estimated net worth of $1 million -$3 million. She has amassed her fortune working as a chef and also as a restaurant owner. She is a partner at Equity Marrow and the co-owner of Mink Restaurant in Detroit.


Sarah is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @chefwelch with over 2500 followers as of March 2022.