The Ripe Story
Manhattan Beach Caterer
The Ripe Choice was created by Tammy Lipps, a professionally-trained chef with a passion for reimagining the experience of food. Our full-service catering boutique serves deliciously fresh food in beautiful southern California. Recipes include time-tested favorites as well as new flavor profiles created specifically for your event. The result is a very personal reflection of your palette, sophistication and regard for your guests.
Our passion for one-on-one collaboration makes every event unique and instantly memorable. We’ve helped create everything from beautiful weddings set among the hills of Malibu, to high-impact events for the entertainment industry. Consider us for anything that involves food, including:
- Private parties
- Gallery openings
- Grand openings
- Corporate events
- Craft services
- Personal chef services
We also offer Ripe Choice to Go, a grab & go catering kitchen in Manhattan Beach, California with a menu that changes with the season.
The Ripe Choice is a member of the International Caterers Association, Better Business Bureau, and the local Chamber of Commerce. We are based in Manhattan Beach, California with a view of the ocean to accompany our dreams about food.
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“The Ripe Choice is my choice for catering”
Walt Disney Company
“My family and guests were amazed at the setting”
“Everyone raved about the presentation and food”
The Ripe Choice Rocks!
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