Ted’s Montana Grill has appointed experienced chef Kirk Biondi as its new corporate chef.
The chain, which specialises in ‘authentic’ American cuisine and boasts the largest bison menu in the world, has said that Biondi will be responsible for leading innovation in the kitchen.
Biondi joins with experience as corporate chef at several other chains including Tin Drum and Maddio’s Pizza, and says that joining Ted’s Montana Grill is “truly a chef’s dream.”
He said: “Joining the team at Ted’s Montana Grill is an incredible honor. The dedication to freshness and quality is unprecedented, as is the priority to do it all in the most sustainable way possible.
He added: “It is an incredible privilege and exciting challenge to work with such extraordinary cuts of meat and superior ingredients.”
In his new role, Biondi’s duties will include developing new menu items, continuing the chain’s commitment to reducing food waste and maximizing its relationship with area farmers.
George McKerrow, the chain’s co-founder and CEO, said of the appointment: “Chef Kirk brings an extremely high level of creativity and analysis to the position and we have already put his skills to work refreshing menu items and scrutinizing food waste.”
McKerrow went on to reveal that Biondi was currently in the process of tweaking the Ted’s made-from-scratch veggie burger to ensure it is 100% vegan.
Headquartered in Atlanta with a total of 43 locations in 16 states, Ted’s Montana Grill was founded in 2002 by McKerrow and Ted Turner, a media entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist.