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Ted's Montana Grill Adds Pair to Management Team

Ted's Montana Grill, a 46-unit restaurant chain adds a pair of industry veterans to its management team.

A hospitality veteran with more than 20 years' experience in the industry, Kristi Nyhof was named president and chief operating officer of Ted's Montana Grill. In addition, Michelle Zavolta was named vice president of human resources and training for Ted's Montana Grill.

In her new role Nyhof will provide strategic and day-to-day leadership for the company and its 46 locations. Prior to joining Ted's, Nyhof was with Darden Restaurants as senior vice president of operations at LongHorn Steakhouse. She has served as President and CEO of Bugaboo Creek Steak House and held a variety of positions at RARE Hospitality International. She began her career with Fresh Choice Restaurant Group, a chain of self-service restaurants in California.

Formerly vice president of human resources for the 86-unit, multi-concept restaurant group CB Holding Corp., Zavolta also has held positions in human resources at RARE Hospitality and Hooters of America Inc. In her new role, Zavolta leads talent management and retention, employee relations, training, as well as benefits and compensation.