Risch Names Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise Small Business of the Month for August – Press Releases


WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch, senior member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced the selection of Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise in Twin Falls as Idaho Small Business of the Month for August 2022 Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise will be recognized for community service on the US Senate Congressional Register.

In 2002, Tom and Megan Ashenbrener started Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise after transforming the historic 118-year-old building that previously housed a hardware store owned by Tom’s father, Rudy Ashenbrener. Now Rudy’s is known for having the largest selections of kitchen gadgets in the Northwest and being the oldest continuously operating retail store in Twin Falls.

Rudy’s offers a variety of courses in food techniques, artisan bread baking and how to host a dinner party. Rudy’s is a popular gathering place for Southern Idahoans to explore the extensive wine and beer collection or learn more about the latest culinary trends.

“Rudy’s has found its way into the hearts of many Idahoans through opportunities to experience new products, tastes and techniques,” Risch said.

“Congratulations to Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise and its employees for being Idaho’s Small Business of the Month for August 2022,” Risch continued. “You are the pride of our great state, and I look forward to your continued growth and success.”

Background: Idaho is consistently ranked among the best places in the country to do business. Each month, Senator Risch selects an Idaho small business that exemplifies Idaho’s values ​​of hard work, entrepreneurship, and exceptional commitment to the community.

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