Doug Paschen Chef/Owner

Doug Paschen's love of food began early - cooking with his mother as a young boy in Westlake, CA. From there, he went on to cook in restaurants in Los Angeles and eventually to study at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After graduation, his culinary travels led him to Murten, Switzerland and the beautiful Le Vieux Manoir au Lac for a time. Upon returning to the United States, he moved to Denver, CO where he expanded his knowledge with experience in high end catering and corporate executive dining.

In 2008, he returned to sunny Southern California and settled in Camarillo with his wife and then young son. His extended family has a 40 year history in Ventura County and it has been wonderful to settle and raise a family here.

Doug Paschen - Chef Owner

After the birth of his daughter in 2009, Doug went to work with Atria Senior Living and spent 6 years broadening his knowledge of special diets and serving Seniors. While at Atria, he was awarded the ACE Award for Culinary Excellence - an annual award that recognizes the top four Directors of Culinary Services across the country. The award is based on the overall quality of the culinary program, including customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, quality enhancement and financial performance.

In 2015, Doug began to notice a need in the Senior community for fresh, healthy meals delivered to those who are living independently and the idea for The Silver Pantry was born!

Mandy Paschen

Mandy Paschen Co-Owner

Also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Mandy has extensive experience in high end catering as well as having worked in restaurants in North Carolina, Denver and at Le Vieux Manoir au Lac, a Relais Chateaux hotel in Murten, Switzerland.

Mandy handles most of the behind the scenes fun at The Silver Pantry from graphic design to marketing to customer service as well as spending time with Doug in the kitchen. It's a crazy life sometimes, but she and Doug deeply believe in the core values of the The Silver Pantry and wouldn't have it any other way!

Anisa Tipton

Anisa Tipton Registered Dietician

Anisa Tipton is a registered dietitian, holistic nutritionist, certified lactation counselor, foodie and consultant working within Ventura County. She is passionate about health and sharing her knowledge with others in her community who have the common desire to create a lifetime of good eating habits and optimal health for their families. You can learn more about her and her services at

Our Mission

At the Silver Pantry, we just plain love to eat good food and want to help you do the same! We deeply believe that the availability of good nutrition is a cornerstone of helping Seniors (and anyone, really) lead healthy and independent lives at home.

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