Nick Bognar of Sado and Indo is Ford Hotel Supply's Chef of the Month

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Chef of the Month is sponsored by Ford Hotel Supply.

photo courtesy of indo




Where are you originally from?

Where did you go to school?
St. Louis Community College - Forest Park

photo courtesy of sado

How did you get to where you are?
I started working at my mother's restaurant when I was 10. I continued to learn, moved away to work in some great restaurants. Came home and took a leap of faith that St. Louis was ready for a whole new kind of Asian restaurant.

New things going on in your restaurant:
We are opening Sado. A building my family and I own. Completely rehabbed and absolutely stunning. Serving the best sushi we possibly can, dry-aged fish and a selection of wagyu beef.

Favorite menu item:
Isaan hamachi

Three cool facts:
• I do Muay Thai.
• I love video games.
• I love thrifting.

What is your favorite piece of equipment or kitchen item?
Yanagiba sushi knife

photo courtesy of sado

Indo, 1641D Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis,
Sado, 5201 Shaw Ave, St. Louis,