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About Us

At Local LA, we create SoCal market driven, handcrafted dishes, ensuring that every event we cater has the feel of an intimate dining experience, regardless of size or occasion. Whether you’re hosting a business meeting for twenty executives, a party for hundreds of friends and family, or an event for thousands of industry influencers, we deliver artisanal, soulful culinary experiences to remember. Focused on the artisanal technique of one of LA’s most respected chefs, David LeFevre, Local LA Catering & Events is a world-class catering company with deep roots in Los Angeles.

Meet Chef David LeFevre

David LeFevre is the chef-owner behind the critically acclaimed Southern California restaurants Manhattan Beach Post (M.B. Post), Fishing with Dynamite and The Arthur J. Educated at the renowned Culinary Institute of America, the Wisconsin native’s expertise has been nurtured by time spent in the world’s best kitchens, including ten years at Charlie Trotter’s celebrated restaurants in Chicago and Las Vegas, and seven years at Water Grill in Los Angeles, where he received accolades for his mastery of seafood and earned a prized Michelin Star in 2007 and 2008. LeFevre has traveled the globe immersing himself in diverse food cultures and amassing a library of techniques attained from experiences ranging from stages at La Côte d’Or and Restaurant Jean Bardet in France, to a two-year trek through Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and the Caribbean.

LeFevre opened his first restaurant, Manhattan Beach Post in 2011, culminating a whirlwind first year with a selection as a semi-finalist for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards for Best New Restaurant, and LeFevre’s selection as a semi-finalist in the Best Chef Pacific category. LeFevre was again selected for Best Chef West for M.B. Post in 2013 and 2014. Most recently M.B. Post was recognized as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in 2019. LeFevre’s three Manhattan Beach restaurants – M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite, and The Arthur J – are a true reflection of his roots, travels, and passion for preparing bold and playful, ingredient-driven dishes that are artisanal, soulful, and handcrafted.

Accolades

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Los Angeles Magazine, 3 Star Review 2015

New York Times Travel Bites, 2016

LA Weekly 3 Star Review, 2015

Los Angeles Magazine Best New Restaurant, 2015

Best Steakhouse in Los Angeles – Eater, Thrillist, Time Out, Zagat

OpenTable 100 Best Restaurants in America, 2018

Michelin Plate, 2019

Los Angeles Times’ 101 Best Restaurants, 2019

Eater 38 Essential Restaurants, 2019-2020

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Los Angeles Magazine Best New Restaurant, 2011

James Beard Best New Restaurant Semi-finalist, 2012

Los Angeles Times 2.5 Star Review

Eater 38 Essential Restaurants, 2016-2019

Best Biscuits – Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times (Jonathan Gold video), LAist, TimeOut LA,

Jonathan Gold’s 101 Restaurants List – 2012-2018

Travel & Leisure’s Best Beachside Eats 2016

Best Brunch in Los Angeles – LA Times, LA Weekly, Zagat, Thrillist, Los Angeles Magazine

LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants – 2011-2017

Michelin Bib Gourmand, 2019

Food Network Best Thing I Ever Ate, Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit, 2019

Thrillist, The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles Right Now, 2020

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Los Angeles Times Review, 2013

New York Times Travel Restaurant Report, 2014

Los Angeles Magazine Best New Restaurant, 2014

GQ Best Beaches for Chowing Down (M.B. Post and FwD), 2014

Food Network Best Oyster Bars in the Country, 2015

Coastal Living Magazine, Best Crab Cake (2016) Best Fish Taco (2018) Best Seafood Dives in America (2019)

Los Angeles Magazine, Best of LA Best Oyster Bar, 2014

Los Angeles Magazine, Best of LA – Best Key Lime Pie, 2017

The Infatuation 8.6 Review, 2017

Zagat 50 Best Restaurants LA, 2018

The Infatuation LA, Best Places to Eat Oysters in LA, 2019

Open Table’s 100 Best Restaurants in America, 2016, 2017, 2019

Michelin Plate, 2019