10 years. Ventura’s own.
I am Kelly, your dedicated chef
I come to life when I am cooking. I am driven by my love for food, wine and bringing people together. I am addicted to creating seasonal dishes from what the land is offering.
I believe in the people behind the food — the fisherman bringing a fresh haul, the local vegetable farmers, the ranchers that raise the pigs and cows, the beekeepers harvesting our local honey, the cheesemongers, the winemakers, the local chocolate artisans and boutique coffee roasters.
I am fiercely loyal to my local farms and believe in representing them with the respect and thoughtfulness that their bounty deserves.
I am Tina, your wine curator.
My business education was forged in school and the restaurant business. Wine came along for the ride!
Then, my love of great food and delicious wines introduced me to the very talented Chef Kelly. A great idea and kind friendship led us to build a business that would showcase amazing food and our shared values for fresh, organic, delicious foods and wines. The work of being the "front of the house" and mingling with our guests thrills me each day.
As your Wine Curator, I created the Weekly Wine Flights and Wine Club designed to keep you enjoying our bar and wine store. I love wine. I love cheese. I love this place we created.
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our staff & family
"I love teaching people about cheese. I've made a lot of wonderful relationships while working here."
Our Sous Chef.
"I have a sense of pride working here. The level of quality we produce with hand selected ingredients is unmatched."
"I love sitting at the bar with my husband and enjoying my favorite — the Market Salad. The colors and textures are so satisfying."
"I've been here 8 years and love our menu, especially the 'ooey-gooey, crunchy, delicious Italiano sandwich'. Need a great wine to go with your meal? Just ask me, I know them all!"
Our Cheese Counter & Artisan Market Manager
"We're more than a restaurant. The attitude is a family run business with a lot of love and it shows in the food and in the employees."
our extended family of vendors
Winemaker, Bodega de Edgar.
Paradise Pantry has worked with Edgar, serving his wines since his first vintage over 10 years ago.
we love our vendors
Agostinos Commercial Bakery
Beylik Family Farm
Big Picture Farms
Big Spoon Roasters
Casitas Valley Growers
Copper Mug Co.
Earl’s Gone Wild
Ojai Olive Oil
Rio Gozo Farm
Santa Barbara Chocolate Co.
Steel Acres Farm
Twenty-four Blackbirds Chocolate
Underwood Family Farm
Venturas Farmers Market
Whimsical Candy Co.
Erik Hodges Commercial Fisherman
First Step Farm
Formosa Hot Sauce
Lemon Bird Jams
Nate Pidduck Pottery
Night Owl Woodworkings
Ocean Pride Seafood