Chako Bakery Cafe is the kind of sunny, charming place that just draws you in. Along with Chako‘s warmth and irresistible baked goods, you may find it hard to leave! More than anything, I love how this former nurse from Japan can reinvent her life and career in Covington in just a couple of years. The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington‘s Chef Fellowship Program has been instrumental in helping Chako transition successfully from a home-based chef. The rest is sheer hard work. Chako tells me she starts work at 4 am and doesn’t finish until 11 pm.