Executive Team

  • Ralph J. Lupton, Jr.President & CEO
  • Nancy LuptonSecretary / Treasurer
  • Chip LuptonSenior Vice President, Catering & Restaurants
  • Kim PutmanExecutive Secretary – Sales
  • John H. EatonResearch & Development

Our History

From our humble beginnings in 1969 to becoming one of the largest independent caterers in central Florida, we have never forgotten that the customer always comes first. Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves in always getting the job done right the first time… every time.

Ralph Lupton, Jr. and his wife Nancy have been joined by sons Chip and Jeff in this family-oriented business. With Jeff managing the catering division and Chip managing the restaurant division, their combined efforts make Lupton’s what it is today. Rounding out the family team efforts are seven precious grandchildren who will no doubt be working in the family business in the future.

A great example of this dynamic teamwork is in the disaster catering work conducted by Lupton’s. After Hurricane Wilma swept through south Florida, Florida Power & Light called Lupton’s at 8 a.m. with a dilemma…. The catering company they had hired for the next morning had to cancel and they had 1,000 hungry electrical linemen and tree arborists to feed. Could Lupton’s possibly help them out of their bind? Jeff and Chip are always ready to take on a challenge and help where needed. Along with their hard-working crew, they were up and running the next morning in south Florida at 6 a.m.

Giving Back to the Community

Our founders Ralph and Nancy Lupton have a creed… “You can’t out give the Lord. ” Putting their philosophy into action for many years, they have given back to the community in many ways.

With a soft spot for veterans and foster kids, the Lupton’s have quietly provided meals and other donations to help others. The families of fallen soldiers, disabled veterans, soldiers returning from tours of duty, electrical companies working natural disasters, and children in foster care… many have felt the care and love of the Lupton family.

Ralph and Nancy Lupton believes that going through life without giving makes you an empty person. As they have since 1969, the Lupton family will continue to support the community and share God’s blessings with others.