Reggie Thomas and Chef Ramon Fernandez

As I walked toward Kincaid’s, I was reminded why I live where I live. It was a clear, crisp, cool day on the ocean. It was beautiful! Upon entering Kincaid’s, I was greeted by chef and general manager Reggie Thomas. Kincaid’s is an elevated seafood and steak options restaurant on the Redondo Beach pier with ocean views, patio seating and a buzzing happy hour.

Reggie’s interest in cooking began in Ferriday, Louisiana where he passionately recalled memories of first helping his grandmother cut vegetables as she prepared meals, never using measuring spoons or a measuring cup or a cookbook. Reggie went to LSU and moved to California in 1986. He has had positions at Harold and Belle’s Creole Restaurant, Hard Rock Café at the Beverly Center and has owned two restaurants.

Reggie became the general manager of Kincaid’s on August 12, 2011. When asked what the biggest challenge in staying relevant in his industry is, he responded, “In today’s culinary world, there must be a balance in effort, in creativity and in execution.” Reggie acknowledges that he strives to inspire his 75 employees on their path of learning. That was evidenced in each and every employee I came in contact with during my visit. I was enthusiastically greeted by each one with a smile and “hello.”

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates Kincaid’s membership and thanks Reggie Thomas for his active participation in the South Bay community.

by Donna Duperron

Donna is the President & CEO of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Do you have questions about or concerns for business in Torrance? Donna would like to know. Feel free to contact her at any time.

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