A New Chef Comes to Town

Photo by Marsden Epworth Chef John Welch looks entirely at home in his new kitchen in the Interlaken Inn.

John Welch, the Interlaken Inn’s new executive chef, is a big, affable fellow who got his start in a restaurant kitchen at age 16, washing dishes in York Beach, Maine. The town was “desolate” in winter, Welch says. But in summer it was jammed with tourists, there for the surf, the lobster, the oysters and the fries. 

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