Meet the person who brings amazing steak and wine to West Lafayette: Todd, the heart and soul behind McGraw's amazing service and food.
So, what’s Todd McGraw’s beef with beef?
Todd grew up in Attica, Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University’s with a BS in agricultural economics, he spent 15 years working at Albion Laboratories, a major organic micro mineral company, as a research, sales, and marketing manager. In 1999, he founded McGraw’s Steak Chop & Fish House, combining his thorough knowledge of the science behind meat with his gourmet taste to bring high-end steaks to the heartland of Indiana. Even while running the restaurant Todd is an active leader in the agricultural beef cattle community. He served as the President of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, which is a coalition of citizens, organizations, and producers who work together to make life better for the cattle and business better for the state’s beef industry. Todd is truly a meat mastermind.
The Science of Steak
Creating a perfect, tender, gourmet steak requires more than just a knack for grilling. You have to know about different types of beef cattle to choose the best kind of steak. You have to understand how the biological and chemical makeup of the meat reacts to various temperatures and treatments. You have to know the science behind the steak. No one knows this better than Todd McGraw.
Todd brings his education and knowledge of meat science to the kitchen.