The Chimes, Parrain’s co-owner has passed away

Photo above of The Chimes, courtesy of the restaurant. 

Tim Hood, a co-owner of Baton Rouge restaurants The Chimes and Parrain’s as well as the popular music venue The Varsity, died Monday.

According to a post on The Chimes’ Facebook page, Hood was dealing with cancer. Below is the full post.

“We are very sorry to announce the passing of Mr. Tim Hood earlier today. He was a treasured friend, mentor, and employer to everyone in The Chimes, Varsity, and Parrain’s families, as well as a loving husband, father, brother, and son to his own family. Tim set the bar incredibly high as he dealt with the cancer and resulting treatments that finally took him from us. His refusal to be overwhelmed by adversity, his unparalleled grace, courage, and good humor were examples to us all. We will miss his terribly.”

Hood had been a co-owner of The Chimes since 1986 and opened Parrain’s in 2001 with his brother-in-law, Michael Ryan, and John D’Antoni. The Chimes has expanded to three locations since opening. The Chimes East opened in 2005 at 10870 Coursey Blvd., followed by a Covington location.

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