Nicole Ornelaz, cc

Dining Manager / Chef

Nicole comes from a family of chefs and has worked in the restaurant business since she was a teenager.  Nicole obtained an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts at a Community College. She then went to the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon where she completed a two-year Culinary Arts Certificate. Following a six-month internship at the Biltmore in Santa Barbara, Nicole worked at a local retirement community for two years and for the Santa Barbara School District as a Food Service Manager for 4 years.  Nicole has a depth of experience both in dining room and kitchen operations. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, wine tasting, gardening, camping and taking long walks with her dog, Abbey. She brings many new and innovative ideas with her to Heritage House.


Nicole can be reached at 805.879.5900.