Francine for RAsI’m Francine from Germany. I have a special education degree from the LMU University in Munich. I’m fluent in German, French, English and Spanish. Santa Barbara is now my home and with a 15 year experience in the hospitality business, I’ve picked up a few things about our paradise; what to do, where to play and where to get the bests foods. Just ask me! In the almost 2 years at the Orchid House, I got to combine my three great passions, working with people and cooking and baking. Not only do I get to make everybody feel at home, I get to cook for everybody my culinary delights. Can you smell the cookies in the air ? I hope to welcome you to my table ….Welcome home!!  Francine

Filo for RAs

My name is Phillip, I was born in Johannesburg and raised in Rome, Italy. I’m fluent in Italian, English and Spanish. When I was 18, I decided to try a more adventurous path in life, so I moved to the States and started out college in the City of Angels and realized how great it was to experience the American dream. I moved to Santa Barbara after I did my general studies and started working at the Orchid House almost 4 years ago. During my working experience, I attended SBCC as a Culinary student and there I had a Blast!! I have learned a lot in these 4 years in the hospitality business and I look forward to making your stay at the Orchid House a pleasant one …Welcome home!  Phillip