Ted’s Montana Grill introduced Kirk Biondi as corporate chef for the American-themed restaurant chain. Prior to joining Ted’s Montana Grill, he served as corporate chef at several restaurant concepts, including Tin Drum and Maddio’s Pizza.

Biondi’s background includes experience in research and development as well as food cost and waste analysis.

“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,” said George McKerrow, co-founder and CEO of Ted’s Montana Grill. “I don’t want to give too much away, but Kirk is tweaking our made-from-scratch veggie burger to ensure it is 100 percent vegan and looking at ways to reduce our already low 1.62 percent annual food waste to under one percent.”