Meet the Pie Guys

Meet the Pie Guys

Kern's Kitchen is a family business with a lot of heart. At the core of that business are two men who know their pie, and their industry, very very well. The "Pie Man," Alan Rupp, is the President and leader of the business. His son, Jon the "Pie Guy," is the sales manager and has the smiling face you will meet at trade shows and events. Together, they manage the production and sales of over 100,000 pies a year. 

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For Chefs/Restauranteurs


Derby-Pie® chocolate nut pie is a treasured  tradition for many families. By offering it, your restaurant becomes part of that heritage. While the recipe is ours alone, many chefs have their own serving techniques that allow them to put their own special touches on the presentation and complement the flavors in a way that expresses their unique style and brand. 

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Golden Pecan Pie from Kern's Kitchen

Loaded with choice, southern pecans  that are flash-baked to keep them crunchy, a scrumptious custard-like filling imbued with pure vanilla, and a delicate, flaky crust, Golden Pecan pie is the perfect ending to the perfect meal.


As Seen In...

Our pie has been mentioned in the press quite a few times in the last 50 years. Here are a few bits and pieces for you to savor or you can click here to see the full list.

Good Enough for Grandma

Sarah Breckenridge, 2005

Business Week

Kind Words

So good.

This past Christmas, I was given a (very) small sliver of your Derby pie...very small...very very very small.

Actually it was a sliver from a piece that was given to a co-worker, and she shared. After tasting my sliver - I am most appreciative of her sharing with me.

I am a baker, and come from a long line of great southern cooks, however - this was the best (store bought ) pie I have ever eaten. THE best. SO GOOD in fact that I called my 90 year old mother and told her about it. Her remark was. I wonder why we never found out about them before now?? Well - I just don't have an answer to that question. But I can tell you most assuredly, that I will find a place to buy these pies locally or hopefully nearby and if I cannot I will order them most faithfully from Kern's Kitchen."

Ann B.