Family owned and operated since 1937, Surfas has served architects, chefs, food and beverage professionals, small restaurateurs and large chain restaurant operators fulfilling their food service needs at Surfas for 80 years. 

With a reputation for unsurpassed excellence, Surfas is the premier source for quality in commercial kitchen design and installation. Generations of satisfied customers have relied on their standards of function and beauty in commercial food preparation.

Their Culver City warehouse sales/showroom, is a landmark in the Los Angeles culinary world and stocked with thousands of items for serious food enthusiasts and professional chefs. Considered to be the ultimate source for fine imported and domestic food products, ingredients and culinary items, Surfas is “Paradise Found” for serious food enthusiasts and professional chefs.


Surfas History

Beginning in an abandoned Los Angeles garage in 1937 Surfas prospered supplying equipment to the growing culinary market. In 1947 the business moved to a showroom on West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. Les Surfas, with a Master’s Degree in Business, brought new ideas and techniques to the company and the modest sized company became a premier commercial kitchen design and installation house. In 1989 the company moved to a new, larger location in Culver City. The new location would allow them to add gourmet products, cheeses, wine,  and specialty food ingredients to its selection of commercial culinary equipment, cookware, cutlery, tools, china, glass ware, bake ware. 

In the mid 1990s, in response to overwhelming customer demand, Surfas opened its doors to the public giving shoppers access to a stunning inventory of over 18,000 items and impressive selection of fine imported and domestic foods, ingredients and an extensive selection of commercial quality kitchen necessities. Local culinary professionals spending hours at the friendly store, shopping and sharing ideas about food and industry trends would refer to the store as a Chef’s Paradise, a name that has stuck.  

Café Surfas opened in 2006 serving breakfast, lunch, house made pastries and beverages to hungry shoppers. In its opening year the Café  was selected by Zagat as one of the Top 10 New Restaurants in Los Angeles. Connected to the Surfas store, this concept operation has won a loyal following of food lovers, many who drive long distances to spend a day shopping and eating at Surfas.

Always innovative in meeting their customer needs, Surfas located their Test Kitchen in the large showroom and outfitted it with the latest in food equipment. This provides a venue for chefs to test new menu ideas, teach classes and hold cooking demonstrations. Chefs, individuals and companies often use the Surfas Test Kitchen to stage meetings, celebrations and private parties and production companies film there regularly. 

The experience of Surfas is as unique and changeable as the culinary world. This is a vibrant, enthusiastic, dedicated company that has redefined a specialized business and brought it into the mainstream for all who want to experience culinary excellence.


AT THIS TIME THE CALIFORNIA STORES AND CAFES ARE CLOSED.  PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO REOPEN SOON.  Check our website and facebook for progress and further information.  If you wish to be included in emails that will provide updates, please contact us at


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Corporate Headquarters
3975 Landmark Street
Culver City, California 90232

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