The Ripe Story

Tammy Lipps Manhattan Beach Caterer

Tammy Lipps
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
  • Weddings

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.