Director of Operations
A native of Missouri, Percy Rodriguez joined Team Kluger in the summer of 2022. As Director of Operations, Percy oversees all company operations, big and small, with a focus on pizza and negronis. Previously, Percy developed, opened, and ran beverage programs for Chef and Restaurateur Laurent Tourondel in New York City, the Hamptons, Florida, and New Jersey. His work has been featured in TimeOut NY, Forbes.com, NYTimes, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, Food Network, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Meininger’s Wine Business Intl, among others.
A veteran of the Bastianich Hospitality Group, Percy started as a barback at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in 2007 and had the privilege of working under Dennis Mullally, a Greenwich Village hospitality icon. While at Otto, Rodriguez rotated through a number of front of house positions – taking every opportunity to expand his knowledge of food, wine, and spirits. In 2015, he was offered the opportunity to travel four hours north and assist in the opening of Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca in Boston, MA.
Percy and his wife Hollis have two exhaustingly wonderful kids, named Huck and Etta. Fun Fact: he is terrible at remembering song lyrics and really great at taking naps.