Sous Chef Quincy Botsford was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Hudsonville High School and eventually graduated from Vision Quest in 2011.
While attending Hudsonville High School, Quincy enjoyed playing tennis, basketball and football. During this time, he also attended the Ottawa County Career Line Tech Center, where he spent half his day studying the culinary arts.
Upon graduation, Quincy relocated to the Kalamazoo area and began working for BOLD in September of that year. His first position was as a dishwasher. After a few months in the dish tank, Quincy got a chance to train as a cook. He quickly excelled at every station and Chef Havey noticed a different kind of drive and dedication his young cook displayed.
In January of 2014, Quincy became BOLD’s Sous Chef. With his current position, Quincy is in charge of training new cooks, daily prep, running dinner service and handling the majority of our outside catered events. In 2016, he surprised everyone, especially himself, and took first place in the local Chef’s Against Hunger Competition.
He is an avid sports fan, enjoys practical jokes and loves spending time with his family. And, if you ever get the chance to sit down and talk with him, make sure to ask him about the numerous nicknames he has at BOLD and especially… how he got them!