Fearlessly ahead of trend, Patachou Inc. operates Indianapolis’ most sought-after dining establishments while constantly redefining what it means to work in hospitality.
Founded by Martha Hoover in 1989, Cafe Patachou was a leader in bringing farm-to-table dining to Indianapolis. In addition to Café Patachou, the company owns and operates Petite Chou Bistro, Napolese Pizzeria, Public Greens Urban Kitchen, Bar One Fourteen and Apocalypse Burger.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to serving its community, Patachou Inc. founded the Patachou Foundation in 2013, a non-profit organization whose mission is to tackle childhood hunger with an innovative approach that includes hands-on education, job training, and job creation. In 2020, Patachou received additional acclaim when it was able to grant over $100,000 in assistance to its employees during the Covid 19 outbreak as part of its company-seeded PEER Fund program (Patachou Emergency Employee Relief).
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Martha Hoover owns some of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since 1989, Patachou restaurants used premium ingredients, cooked from scratch, and partnered with local vendors and farmers long before “farm-to-table” became the norm. In 2013, Hoover created The Patachou Foundation to feed healthy meals to food insecure children in Indianapolis. To date, more than 150,000 healthy, nutritious meals have been served by The Patachou Foundation to children in its community who live with pervasive food insecurity.
In 2020, Hoover was nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur in the national category by the James Beard Foundation for the sixth time; Food and Wine named her “One of The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink”, Eater named her “Empire Builder of the Year”, and Vogue Magazine profiled her and the company for their sustainability practices. Patachou Inc. was named among “19 Great Restaurants in the US to Work For” by Food and Wine and Esquire Magazine named Bar One Fourteen as one of the best bars in the US in its annual awards issue of the same name.