Jon Rupp

The "Pie Guy" is the fourth generation of the Kern's Kitchen family.

Jon Rupp

The Pie Guy

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Jon finished his MBA here Louisville at Bellarmine University in the Spring of 2013.  In addition to being the official "Pie Guy" about town, he'll confess that as a boy, he didn't care for nuts, so the kitchen used to make special pies just for him. Luckily for Kern's he has grown out of that preference!

Jon has worked in direct sales since January 2009, servicing Kern's Kitchen's customers with their best interest in mind. He is creative and proactive in his quest to drive sales for his distributors, and his goal to make Derby-Pie® a nationally recognized brand.

Contact Information:

jon@derbypie.com

2420 Ampere Dr. 
Louisville, KY 40299 
Map & Directions

(502) 499-0285
(888) 743-0410 toll-free
(502) 371-4710 fax 


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We know how important it is for you to select and feature products that will increase your sales. Derby-Pie®  chocolate nut pie and our Golden Pecan Pie are both valuable additions to your product offering, suitable for any bakery or deli department, as well as frozen baked goods.   Derby-Pie®  is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized product, exclusively produced by Kern's Kitchen. By offering our pie, you gain a distinctive gourmet brand and distinguish yourself from other grocers. Need more information?
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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.