About Chef Quentin Welch
Executive Chef | Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, Rated Best Steakhouse in Nashville
JW Marriott Nashville and Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina have appointed highly accomplished Chef Quentin Welch to the position of Executive Chef at Bourbon Steak, Nashville’s #1 restaurant and steakhouse on TripAdvisor, located on the 34th floor of JW Marriott Nashville. In this role, Chef Welch will oversee the restaurant’s culinary program and its creation of seasonal menus.
Born and raised in Ohio, Chef Quentin developed a passion for hospitality at Ohio State University where she worked in various restaurants throughout her college career. After graduating from Ohio State, Chef Welch furthered her education in Las Vegas through Le Cordon Bleu’s prestigious culinary program. During that time, she assisted in opening Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, then, shortly after, was offered a position at José Andrés’s prolific chef’s table eatery, é. From there, Quentin moved to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in the Venetian Hotel and finally, before joining the Mina Group organization, took a position at Prime in the Bellagio Resort. After her stint at the Bellagio, Quentin joined the Mina Group as Sous Chef of StripSteak Las Vegas. After two years of dedication and excellence, she was promoted to a Mina Group Corporate Sous Chef where she traveled the world supporting several Mina Group operations including StripSteak Waikiki, Mina Brasserie in Dubai, and Bourbon Steak and Pub at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco.
While assisting with the opening of Bourbon Steak in Nashville in the summer of 2018, Chef Quentin was offered the Executive Sous Chef position and relocated to Nashville permanently. Chef Quentin brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience with her extensive background working in fine dining establishments across key global markets. The team at Bourbon Steak Nashville is proud to bring much needed female representation to a role in an industry where less than 7% of head chefs are women.