Founder + Managing Partner
Steve Palmer formed the Charleston-based hospitality group The Indigo Road in 2009 when he began working with the celebrated Oak Steakhouse. He soon went on to open O-Ku and has grown the hospitality group to the current family of 19 restaurants, including their first fine-casual venture, Sukoshi. Palmer was named one of 2017’s “Southerners of the Year” by Southern Living Magazine and a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur in 2018 and 2019. He is also a founding partner of Ben’s Friends, a food and beverage industry support group.