Meet our Team

Red Pump Kitchen is a favorite for those who love good food, good drink and good company, for good reason. Those who work with us and make it all happen also really love good food, good drink and good people – that’s a main criteria for being part of our team. We are proud to have the region’s top culinary talent among our RPK team, which in turn is part of Easton Porter Group.

Chef Reid Owen

Red Pump Kitchen Executive Chef

Chef Reid Owen’s passion for cooking started early; he grew up in Charlottesville, helping his Italian grandfather in the kitchen. He graduated from Albemarle High School while attending culinary classes at CATEC, and went on to earn his associate’s degree in Culinary Arts at PVCC. He joined Red Pump Kitchen in early 2015, and soon became the Sous Chef. Chef Owen was promoted to Executive Chef in August 2017.

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Dean Porter Andrews and Lynn Easton

As the CEO and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, Dean Andrews knows the nitty-gritty of five-star hospitality as well as anyone. Before launching EPG, Andrews served as senior operating officer for Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd., overseeing some of the world’s most exclusive properties. He’s acquired, repositioned and operated resorts, small and large luxury hotels and acclaimed restaurants across the globe, helping elevate the standards of hospitality excellence worldwide. Today he loves nothing more than honing the finer points of EPG’s boutique properties, because that’s what three decades in the hospitality industry has taught him: every detail counts.

As creative director and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, Lynn Easton brings her exceptional design eye and event expertise to complement Dean’s business acumen. All EPG properties bear her signature style imprint. As founder of Easton Events, a leading event planning and design company, Lynn’s classic taste and bespoke events and weddings have earned her a devoted following as well as a nod as one of Vogues’ Top 5 Event Planners. Her work has been widely published including Martha Stewart, Town & Country, The Knot, Southern Weddings and Southern Living Weddings.

About Easton Porter Group

The hospitality company Easton Porter Group, owned by Dean Porter Andrews and Lynn Easton, manages premiere properties in Charlottesville, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina. The EPG portfolio includes Easton Events, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards and Red Pump Kitchen in Charlottesville, as well as Zero George Hotel, Zero George Restaurant + Bar and Cannon Green in Charleston. Easton Porter Group delivers distinctive hospitality experiences and services without compromise.