This Montgomery, Alabama native grew up loving fresh food. Helping his grandparents tend their garden instilled a love in Monty Todd for the outdoors, fresh vegetables and cooking. His grandmother taught him how to prepare homegrown vegetables straight from the garden. Her recipes were passed along to him and Monty treasures them to this day.

Monty Todd is the chef and owner of Spoon & Ladle, a culinary delight for soup lovers. His award winning gumbo is a wonder and his tomato soup's the best around! Monty believes in supporting the local farmer and uses Alabama-grown produce in his recipes each week.