Derek Kitchen, co-owner of Laziz Kitchen and State Senator-elect

The Bottom Line – Laziz Kitchen co-owner and State Senator-elect Derek Kitchen tells the story of how selling hummus at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market with his partner, Moudi, ultimately led to opening up a Lebanese restaurant in Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood. Kitchen also discusses his time on the Salt Lake City Council, his work as the chair of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake, his vision as he approaches the 2019 Legislative session, and his role in Kitchen v. Herbert—the case that lifted the ban on same-sex marriage in Utah in 2013.

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