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

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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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.