MATTY McGinn provided the perfect send-off as rampant Chester made it four wins on the run.
The impressive left-back, making the final appearance of his one-month loan from Southport, set up Christian Smith and Matty McNeil as well as scoring his sixth goal – and fifth penalty – in seven matches.
It was left up to Iain Howard to seal a victory which moved Neil Young’s in-form side back up to fourth and within two points of top spot.
The home fans had barely settled into their seats when Smith scored the second-minute opener.
McGinn’s whipped corner to the near post was begging to be headed in and Smith duly obliged.
Better was to come two minutes later. Michael Powell – captain for the night in place of the suspended George Horan – was about to pull the trigger when debutant Dan Dillon handled in the box.
It was a definite penalty and McGinn once again showed his unerring ability from 12 yards as he converted his fourth spot-kick in as many games.
The tempo at which the Blues started the match left Kendal reeling and only a scrambled Craig Dootson stop prevented Robbie Booth from heading in Chris Simm’s cutback.
Goal number three arrived in the 33rd minute and it owed everything to the desire of McNeil and the accuracy of McGinn.
The latter picked up the ball wide out on the left and delivered a fabulous cross which McNeil ran half the length of the pitch to get on the end of and turn in his fourth of the season.
Smith – moved back to the centre of defence to cover for the absent Horan – was a danger from set-pieces all evening and he went close to doubling his tally either side of half-time.
Kendal rung the changes at the break but the hosts continued to control the contest and midfield playmaker Alex Brown – superb on his return to the team – curled just over before Dootson denied lively substitute Jamie Rainford.
But Dootson was given no chance by Howard in injury-time, the winger controlling sub Wes Baynes’ cross with his left foot before smashing in with his right.
It was Chester's 15th goal in their last four games – in which time they have conceded none.
Chester: Danby, Brownhill, Taylor, Smith, McGinn, Booth (Baynes 79), Powell, Brown (Barnes 90), Howard, Simm (Rainford 53), McNeil. Subs: Reed, Wright.
Goals: Smith 2, McGinn 4pen, McNeil 33, Howard 90.
Kendal: Dootson, Walmsley, Tucker, Joseph, Wisdom, Leadbetter, Donnelly, Dillon (Kilford 46), Williams, Jackson, Taylor (Curtis 46). Subs: Baines, Kilfin, Newton.
Booked: Leadbetter, Wisdom, Donnelly. Referee: Alan Clayton (Hyde).