Vincent Mcintosh, OKT guest chef

IMG_5162Seventeen-year-old Vincent Mcintosh served as OKT’s guest chef during one of four healthy eating classes OKT facilitated for income-challenged residents of Weston and Herkimer Apartments in downtown Grand Rapids. “I’ve been cooking since I was 11. My last two years in high school I did Career Tech school which expanded my cooking knowledge,” Vincent says. “I love to cook and love the restaurant business even more.”

Vincent heads to Great Lakes Culinary School in Traverse City Michigan this fall. “I would like to  travel and work with some of the best chefs worldwide and learn even more. After that, I would like to move on to becoming an restaurateur and opening restaurants in my home city of Grand Rapids,” he says. “I find that food is an amazing way to connect people and this is why I love doing it.”


IMG_5171Chef Vincent Mcintosh’s

Easy Sweet Potato Salad


  • Sweet potatoes
  • Ranch dressing
  • Chopped scallions
  • Red & yellow peppers


1. Steam or boil and cool potatoes, cut into 1/2” cubes.

2. Add chopped scallions, peppers and ranch dressing. Mix well.

3. Seasonings: Salt and pepper to taste.