Paradise Pantry

where fresh meets feast

local. inspired. vibrant.

We care about you. We seek to nourish your bellies and delight your soul. We create food that is made with love and is great to eat. We use products that are organic, locally grown, fresh-as-absolutely-possible, high quality and just plain yummy. We love and respect our suppliers.

We care for our earth, our neighborhood and you, our Paradise Pantry family.

meet us.

 Co-Owner / Chef Kelly Briglio and Co-Owner / Wine Curator Tina Thayer

Co-Owner / Chef Kelly Briglio and Co-Owner / Wine Curator Tina Thayer

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.