Armand was born and raised in Orange County, California. He is the son of Jay's Catering's CEO, Linda Loaeza, and the grandson of Jay’s founders. At his start, he accepted a Graphic Designer position at Jay’s right after college, committing his focus and energy to the family business. Since then, Armand has served in virtually every capacity at Jay’s, and after years of dedication, he was promoted to Jay’s Chief Operating Officer. Armand has continually taken a hands-on approach to Jay’s marketing, design, and branding. He thrives on leading the operations, creating efficiencies, and building the team. From start to finish, Armand ensures that Jay’s Catering delivers the same incomparable cuisine and customer service that his grandparents made famous some 40 years ago, and he is proud to carry on the tradition and expand it into the café and venue realm.
His most recent company project has been realized with the Grand Opening of Ellie’s Table in North Beach, San Clemente, on November 6, 2013. From conception to implementation, Armand has spearheaded the café’s success. He has devotedly led Ellie’s Table’s transition from an exciting concept to an impactful contribution to the North Beach community. He also led in the designing and building of The Estate on Second, Jay's prized wedding venue in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana.
Currently, Armand is working to open a second location for Ellie’s Table at the historic Egan House in San Juan Capistrano, an exciting opening for Ellie’s as well as the community and culture of South Orange County. He continues to seek out buildings and other unique venues that will serve as places of gathering for the community of Southern California and beyond.