Happy Silver Anniversary, Gourmet Detective!

We're 25 years old today!  In 1990, we opened as Mystery Cafe, becoming The Gourmet Detective in 1998.  Since our first show on 11/2/90, we've produced eleven original murder mystery plays, six of which were written in-house.  We've won numerous “Best of” awards from Orange Coast Magazine, Sunset Magazine, FoxLA, OC Metro and CBS LA, and played host to over two hundred thousand murder mystery enthusiasts.

We owe our success to a most talented group of actors, directors, stage managers and playwrights, with whom it is a joy and a privilege to work.   We don't think you'll find a more lovable and professional group anywhere in southern California!

Thank you, wonderful cast and crew. Here's to another 25 years together!