Events Director

Nicole Desmond
Director of Catering and Special Events, Selland Family Restaurants

Look for Nicole Desmond and you’re likely to find her exploring one of the many restaurant options Sacramento has to offer. Food is her passion and her role with Ella and all the Selland Family Restaurants allows Nicole an opportunity to enjoy her favorite pastime.

Born and raised in Sacramento, Nicole graduated from Bella Vista High School located in Fair Oaks. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Her first job with locally based Event Architects was an entry-level position of administrative assistant; her role involved supporting events of all types from small intimate parties of six people to large full-scale events of six thousand. It was early in her career that Nicole realized how much she truly enjoyed being a part of celebrations, special events and community functions. Nicole will tell you, “There is nothing more satisfying that helping someone plan their wedding and having them contact you again and again for other momentous occasions in their life. I want to be their ‘go-to’ gal.” Event planning and catering is more than just a job for Nicole; it gives her personal satisfaction to help others in making their moment matter.

Nicole has been the Ella Director of Special Events since 2010 has worked in event planning for nearly 15 years. She will help plan every detail of yoiur party or event, large or small, to ensure it is seemless, delicious, and unforgettable for you and your guests. These days, when Nicole is not working hard at planning parties for Ella or directing Catering at Selland's, she most enjoys spending time with her young daughers Henlee and Hayden, and her husband Justin, who is also part of the Ella family. Call Ella and chat with Nicole today to get your successsful event rolling!