California Chocolate Company is an artisan chocolate company based out of Manhattan Beach, California. Chef Ryan Luttrell produces hand-painted chocolates for online orders, local pick up, and select Hallmark Gold Crown and Hallmark Signature Stores. Also, seasonally available at select retail stores in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and El Segundo, California!

California Chocolate Company specializes in brand experiences, using chocolate and classes to launch products, events and releases. Our chocolates and Chocolatier have been featured on NBC, Food Network, GQ, and event releases such as Christian Louboutin in Beverly Hills, California.  

Check out Chef Ryan's story below!


Chef Ryan spends some of his days painting chocolates, as the Chocolatier and Owner of California Chocolate Company, and other days working as a Private Chef work for numerous clients throughout Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, etc.  He has 20+ years of culinary experience and has been a contestant on the Food Network show, Sweet Genius.  He is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, and has been a Pastry Chef/Chef in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Phoenix and Memphis.  He has worked professionally for the Food Network as a Food Stylist, and has held a Lead role in Culinary Management at Super Bowl(s) XLII (Phoenix), XLIII (Tampa), XLV (Dallas), XLVI (Indianapolis), and XLVII (New Orleans).  Chef Ryan also has extensive classroom experience, teaching for over 10 years, and previously holding roles such Dean of Culinary Arts at the New School of Cooking in Los Angeles, CA.  Chef Ryan has been written about in numerous national publications, and has cooked for Presidents of the United States on 3 separate occasions.