California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.

The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.



Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Fettuccine

California Pizza Kitchen Copycat Recipe

Serves 1

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and canola blend
4 1/2 ounces raw shrimp, cleaned
1/2 ounce garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 ounce white wine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
8 ounces zucchini, sliced into thin ribbons and blanched
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper blend
2 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a saute pan. Add the shrimp and saute until pink. Remove and set aside.

Add the garlic to pan; saute 1 minute. Stir in the wine and butter; bring to a simmer. Add the zucchini and salt and pepper blend; steam until al dente. Return shrimp to pan to heat through. Add cooked fettuccine; toss to combine. Add 1/8 cup parmesan cheese; toss again.

For service, transfer to plate and sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top.