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 out of 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 50 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 San Juan Capistrano, on November 16, 2016. From conception to implementation, Armand has spearheaded the café’s success. He has devotedly led the Ellie’s Table transition from an exciting concept to an impactful contribution to the San Juan 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 on completing the newest Jay’s Catering venue, Forme, in Burbank, an exciting opening for Jay’s as it’s their first venue in Los Angeles. 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.