Jennifer A. Welper

Wellness Executive Chef

Cook Smart, Eat Well


Chef Jennifer Welper grew up on a dairy farm in Southeast Minnesota, and found her niche in the kitchen. She received her culinary arts degree at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. She has held positions at the Hyatt Hotel in Newport Rhode Island and at Hilton Head Health before joining the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 

As Mayo Clinic’s Wellness Executive Chef, Chef Jen creates recipes for practical, healthy meals and teaches patients how to meal plan and prep for a healthy lifestyle. She recently received the honor of Distinguished Chef of the Year by Johnson & Wales University.

Rochester, Minnesota