On March 27, 1985, attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax traded in the courtroom for the dining room. Having always wanted to get into the restaurant business, they pitched their legal pads to serve hearth-baked pizzas. They introduced flavors and tastes from around the world, from Thai to Jamaican Jerk ... all on a pizza. All of our innovative pizzas are creatively designed on a delicious crust, and hearth-baked to perfection. Also served are creative salads, distinctive pastas, soups, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts, including favorites like our Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Singapore Shrimp Rolls and Key Lime Pie. Now, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California-style cuisine.