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:

2420 Ampere Dr. 
Louisville, KY 40299 
Map & Directions

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

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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. 


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


Hi! I ate a piece of your wonderful derby pie on the KY Dinner Train in October. This was the first time I had tried it. It was the best part of the night! I love desserts and your derby pie was delicious! A friend of mine just had to go to Bardstown for a seminar and I had her stop by the gift shop at the train to pick me up a whole pie. I saw your web site info on the box and I just wanted to let you know what I thought! I will be ordering from you soon. Keep up the terrific baking!"

A hooked customer,
Sherry B.