After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America and spending the next 23 years creating desserts in some of the world’s finest hotels in America & France, Dan Budd established Taste Budd’s Cafe in the heart of Red Hook in 2000. When the pandemic hit, Dan co-founded RHR with friend and Taste Budd’s employee Chris Donohue in 2020. In January 2021, Dutchess County awarded Dan with its Frontline Award, recognizing his selfless efforts to help his community in unprecedented times.