Rudy has been catering in the Hamptons for more than 25 years, first in the family business started by his grandfather, Dreesen’s Excelsior Market, a full service grocery and butcher shop which became as famous for their homemade Dreesen’s Donuts as they were for their prime meats and homestyle food. When the family closed Dreesen’s Market in 2004, Rudy started Dreesen’s Catering, a full service catering company now located in a brand new commercial kitchen facility in East Hampton that Rudy designed himself.

Rudy was born and raised in East Hampton, and is raising his own family here. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and also has a BS in Business Management from SUNY Cortland.