In the beginning…Bistro To Go was inspired by a desire to return to old world tradition, to a time when meals were savored by family and friends. The kernel of the idea came in late 2006 to Nikki Heckman: create a neighborhood restaurant where good food brings people together. A passionate and committed businesswoman, she had the first business—Bistro To Go—and team of chefs in operation by the Fall of 2007. Great reviews and growing popularity came immediately. Bistro Catering Company grew exponentially once the word got out.