“Since 1911, Gaido’s Restaurant has established itself as a landmark of ultra-fresh seafood. We are committed to providing our customers with the freshest seafood from the Gulf and around the world. Duff Kitchel has helped us uphold this commitment by providing our family with top-notch financial advice. They understand the importance of preserving our legacy for future generations. ” - Mickey Gaido, Owner, Gaido's Restaurants

Duff Kitchel started in the restaurant industry with a single neighborhood restaurant. We have since grown to include several restaurants and perform multiple services including entity planning, operations analysis, internal accounting and reporting systems, cash flow planning, and tax planning and preparation. We also assisted with a number of equity transactions. In 2006, Duff Kitchel was engaged by the Gaido family of Galveston as their independent accounting firm. Larry Kitchel worked with the family as a waiter in college, and has now become a trusted advisor to the business and the family.

Our recent restaurant experience includes:

  • Development of internal budget to monitor financial results.
  • Integration of internal budgets with monthly financial reporting.
  • Assisted with start-up aspects of a related catering business.
  • Completed the handling and review of workers' compensation audit.


In an ever-changing tax and financial environment, it is imperative to engage seasoned professionals for insight and expertise. We deliver results through diligent and detail-oriented work, regular communication with our clients, and fostering personal relationships. We also transmit periodic newsletters and e-alerts to provide the latest financial news and reminders. To learn more about whether we could fit your tax or accounting needs or merely join our mailing list to receive financial updates, news, and resources, click the link below.

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