Moth Chef Chad Kelley Exits Stage Left and Chef Jennifer Otsuki Saunters In

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The Meddlesome Moth

Shannon Wynne, owner of the Meddlesome Moth just issued a statement, per D Magazine:

"We are excited that Jennifer Otsuki has been promoted to Chef at the Meddlesome Moth where she has been working as sous chef under Chad Kelley for nearly two years. She is the one with the flair always sporting feathers and flowers in her hair and loves to visit the tables. She is joined by sous chefs Nic Amoriello and Keith Grober. Amoriello was formerly a sous chef at Taverna and Nobu and a graduate of CIA in Hyde Park New York. ( We call him the Ninja Chef.) Grober recently graduated from the culinary School of Ft. Worth."

Chef Kelly told SideDish that he and his wife are looking at new concepts. But, for now he's teaching at Le Cordon Bleu on Webb Chapel in Dallas.

Maybe we should have seen that coming. According to Kelley's wife's blog Love & Food in the Big :), she posted a while back:

SECRET LIFE (Shhhhhhhhhh....) ... Hopes to one day work side by side with Chad at our very own concept restaurant and prays like hell that someone will pony up the money for us to pursue that dream (soon!). ;) Any takers??


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18 comments
ChaseP
ChaseP

I love the atmosphere at the Moth as well as the trendy decor, I stopped in last night for the first time for a couple craft brews and the nightly special, needless to say after a couple beers I had to use the restroom..oddly enough their restrooms are located on the second floor up a long dark flight of stairs. I followed a large bald man up the stairs as the door closed..he was in there forever!! I got tired of waiting and returned to my table for a few minutes. I then saw a strange little man with a beard and a button down shirt walking up to the restroom and followed behind, as I began walking up the door closed AGAIN, were they both in the bathroom at the same time?? I tried the door and it was locked. I don't understand. I've never seen such a weird bathroom setup. I will not be returning due to the fact that I can't even let out a few drips of urine in this establishment. Good day.

Chey
Chey

That place was my personal hell. I think i'm better off as a line cook at Applebees.

Tduuf
Tduuf

i personally love the baby food risotto they serve. also, the variety of trendy circle glasses on old people make me feel safe.

Frothyturtle99
Frothyturtle99

I went to the Meddlesome Moth recently and they didn't even have RANCH DRESSING!! Really?? no ranch for my fried zucchini??

Lolotehe
Lolotehe

Does this mean that now the Cesar salad will actually be prepared before it comes to the table, or is it still going to come with a salad knife and require me to cut it up?

Crotty Tex
Crotty Tex

She may have been working as a sous chef but there's no way she's ready for this position. 

Management made a dumb move with this promotion.  Only time will tell when it all comes crashing down..

Snukeluke
Snukeluke

I heard the place used to only allow land owning whites to use the bathroom.

Josh
Josh

Holy cow I know right!? I went there a few weeks ago and I asked our server for a side of ranch and she brought me ketchup..and the restaurant smells like farts..

Vitualbalboa67
Vitualbalboa67

Neither, it seems like you may have trouble with utensils so you will be served popcorn.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Denise,      That's what I say!  Atleast gives the Kerg's a shot.  Hell, I fill up 50% of this blog anyway.  

Lolotehe
Lolotehe

Oh goody; I'll have something to munch on while I look at all the people who want to be seen.

Chadkelley14
Chadkelley14

Wow... I'm sure Suki will do well. Not sure who crotty tex is but they seem to be more upset about my departure than I am.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Actually,   I take that back; I didn't know this article was written LDD.  My apologies. Must be because I have the "backsweats"?  And now a poem for you 5PMer's trying to leave the office. 

Here I sitcheeks a flexin'givin' birth to a native Texan_

What?  You want more?_

Ole farmer Brownsittin' on a fencetightened his balls with a monkey wrench,grass grew talltickled his ballspissed all over his overalls.

ps-The Kerg's once had an office job (3 months), and the staff would cringe because at any given moment I was prone to punching walls, yelling, dancing and laughing (and talking) like I was at a bar.  Let's just say it didn't work out all that well.  In three months, I sat at my desk a total of probably, uummmm, 30 minutes?  So, God love ya'll that can just sit.

Hal69
Hal69

tank you, tank you chef chad.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Probably a waiter with a grudge....how many of those have we run into?  The evil waiter can bring down the best of establishments.  Good luck sir. 

ps-The evil bartender is even worse; stealing tons of dough, while doing really nothing, and acting like the star of the show.  Just get me a martini, and don't lean on the bar and talk to me-I'm doing my best thinking right now.

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