About Sergio Nakayoshi
Chef Sergio Nakayoshi is half Peruvian, half Japanese and fiercely proud of Peruvian cuisine, a fusion of indigenous ingredients cooked with both European and Asian influence. He moved to St. Louis as a child and at 17, began washing dishes at Mango Peruvian. Inspired by Mango’s owner, Jorge Calvo, Nakayoshi decided that cooking was his calling. He recognizes that when St. Louisans walk into Mango in downtown St. Louis, it may be to experience the melting pot of Peruvian food for the first time. “I’m an ambassador of my culture,” he says.