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Chef KD closes restaurant

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Posted: Jul 9, 2010 6:02 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jul 9, 2010 6:57 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Chef KD, Seafood, Family Traditions, Restaurants, Oil Spill

Kevin Diez, known to many as Chef KD, is calling it quits on his restaurant, 'Family Traditions' in Gonzales today. The restaurant, which opened in February, had a positive start. After the oil spill, however, people began questioning whether the seafood was safe to eat. Chef KD says yes.

"Wildlife and Fisheries are doing a phenomenal job of protecting us. In fact, of even over-protecting us from anything getting into the food chain," said Chef KD.

Nevertheless, his restaurant has lost 30 percent in revenue since the spill, and now it can't keep the doors open. Still, Chef KD hopes Louisianans continue to ask for seafood.

"Let's just stand together and eat some seafood. Let's keep the dreams and the culture alive, you know, because if we let this die off, it's not coming back," said Chef KD.

The restaurant will be open until 9 p.m. Friday, and Chef KD will continue catering through his company, 'Chef KD Louisiana Legends.'

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