employed September 2012 - present
Laura graduated top of her class with an Associates degree at The Culinary Institute of America. She completed her schooling in October of 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in the hopes of furthering her career in chocolates and confections. She loves doing church missions, having spent time around the U.S. and internationally doing various construction projects as well as social work. On the side, she spends her time going to concerts with friends or playing guitar.
Pastry Sous Chef
employed January 2013 - present
Chris graduated in January of 2014 from the Culinary Institute of America with his associate degree in baking and pastry. During his schooling he externed at Taste Buddís, where he realized his passion for creating new desserts and confections. After graduating from the CIA he was hired at Taste Buddís as the pastry sous chef doing research and development. Chris is determined of one day owning his one bakery and patisserie focusing on bread and French/Italian desserts and confections.
Graduated with a masters degree in applied mathematics from The University of Delaware. Became a computer programmer for IBM corporation. Retired early from IBM to become a stay at home Mom. Raising 4 children(Kevin, Danielle, Kristin and Tommy) Terri decided it would be fun to work with them at Taste Budd's for The Dutchess County Fair in Aug. 2005. She has stayed with Taste Budd's part time ever since. Terri loves to read, snowboard, soccer, running, biking and most of all being with her family.
Patricia Budd Scott
employed January 2004 - present
Dan Budd's sister Tricia decided to be a bookkeeper in 8th grade, she studied accounting in high school and college. She graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont in 1986. Tricia has been employed as a bookkeeper in many sectors of business - health club management, property management, retail, wholesale, construction, & manufacturing. Tricia met her husband Philip Scott in Vermont as he was beginning his career with Kodak. His job has taken them to Boston, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; and currently Rochester, NY. She has 3 kids, Marissa, Cameron, and Anna. Tricia currently works remotely for Taste Budd's. She oversees Taste Budd's book keeping. She loves to ski, hike, camp, kayak and travel.
Kathleen graduated from the School of Management at SUNY Binghamton with a BS in Management. She had a 12 year career at Citigroup in Manhattan where she worked in several different areas of the Bank, including Global Relationship Banking and Private Banking. Kathleen then decided to stay at home to raise her three sons (Aidan, Kieran and Brody). She is currently working part time from home for Taste Budd's.
Merritt(Pop) and Kathleen(Mom) Budd
Dan's parents have been supporting Taste Budd's since the first day. Believing in Dan's dream they are a very special part of this small business' success.
Residing in Vermont Merritt operates a franchise of Winzer Corporation. Merritt is celebrating over 30 years of dedicated service to the industrial maintenance and automotive repair industries. Sometimes he is called the McGyver of Taste Budd\'s.
A retired nursery school teacher Kathy has been nurturing young children for over 30 years. She currently has a regular schedule of story time readings for children in the Rutland area of Vermont.
More of Taste Budd's Cafe fabulous servers, baristas, prep cooks and cashiers:
Parker Cavotti, Nicholas Cincotta, Fiona Dwyer-McNulty, Gianna Fenaroli, Matt Fenaroli, Steven Fraleigh, Samantha Hyers, Teddy Katz, Trevor Kent, James Linehan, Caroline Litra, Kayla Marchant, Alex Page, Rachael Silverman, Lorelei Smith, Heylan Tsumagari, Jeung-il Tsumagari, Ye-Shin Tsumagari, Alex Van Pelt
Many people have supported Taste Budd's over the years. Lending a hand, offering ideas, spreading the word!! In many ways these people have helped contribute to our success. We are grateful for their guidance.
Shana Sicotte, Reenie Sheehan, Magdalene San Millan, Heather Quinn, Grace Nowakoski, Kathryn Kinch, Amanda Hartigan, Meghan DeAngelis, Sue Olson, Megan Henck, Candice Tenore, Aminy Ostfeld, Malachi Higgins, Ginger Powers, Sarah Meyer, Angela Hurni, Sean McLaughin, Scott McLaughlin, Billy McNair, Michael D'andrea, Thomas Massey, Russell Ferber, Renee Daldry, Amanda Rockman, April Mataya, Bruce Connell, Clint Bovier, David, Karen, Stephen and Peter Fraleigh, Carl, Rebecca and Lilith Kornell, Jonathan Bowden, Theresa Marquez, Marcos Cosme, Rich Levon, Brad Lapin, Richard Capizzi, Sean Rogerson, Nathan La Fluer, Molly Geiger, Favi Helber, Chris Muller, Brian Cook, Matt Ratliff, Nicole and Donielle Niekrewicz, Jennie Tracy, Christy Taylor, Daniel Skurnick, Scott Keys, TJ Hessler, Steve Martin, Brian Harper, Faith Griffiths and more......