About us

Owner, Elite Catering

Chef Luis Irizarry

Chef Luis is the proud owner of Trade Street Cafe & Elite Catering! Chef Luis cooks with soul and passion. The New Jersey native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with his clients.

Chef Luis is a 20 year Veteran of the United States Army. He has always had a love affair with cooking, so upon his retirement in 2006 Chef Luis decided to follow his passion for cooking; he enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC and achieved his Associates in Applied Sciences Degree for Culinary Arts and Restaurant and Hotel Management.

With the ability to create dishes from many facets of the culinary world, he excels in fine dining, refreshing and simple bistro style food, home-style comfort cooking, as well as upscale catered affairs and banquets.

Chef Luis’s magnetic personality and sense of humor, brings a high level of spontaneity and excitement to the experience of eating and eating well.