Vagabond Chef Visits Glen Dale Elementary

From left: Chef Matt Welsch with his nephew Colton Barlow.

Chef Matt Welsch visited the 2nd grade classroom at Glen Dale Elementary School to discuss his career and appearance on the Food Network show Guy’s Grocery Games. He won the competition and earned $20,000.

After years of slinging food and learning the restaurant business in kitchens and resorts around the country, Chef Welsch returned home to the Ohio Valley and opened the Vagabond Kitchen Restaurant in Wheeling. He explained to the students that you need to always do your best and believe in yourself to be successful in life.

Chef Welsch is the uncle of Colton Barlow, a 2nd grader at Glen Dale Elementary.