Meet Our Team

Support and experience are what has made the Latin Cafe 2000 such a success in South Florida. The culture that Eric has established has resulted in longevity with his staff team. Each of franchise support team has day-to-day experience in running the existing locations and have a keen sense in what it takes to be successful. We are confident that you will soon see for yourself, why the Latin Cafe is so special.

Juan Soberon - COO of Latin CafeJuan Soberon
Chief Operating Officer
Juan has over 36 years of proven experience in restaurant management. He is comfortable in fast-paced, high stress situations requiring attention to detail and follow-through. His demonstrated success in organizing and obtaining maximum results in personnel management will be a great asset to franchisees as they begin to hire and train the local operational teams.

Angel Riguera - Executive Chef of Latin CafeAngel Riguera
Executive Chef
Natural ability to create enthusiastic, productive working environments with customer-oriented professionals. Highly skilled at performing financial analysis, troubleshooting operations and recommending effective cost controls.

Acclaimed, progressive culinary professional with over 40 years of experience in establishments; including private services for Generalissimo Franco, George Bush and Frank Sinatra. Chef Riguera’s unique blend of creative flair and passion for food, coupled with engaging interpersonal skills, will help franchisees with troubleshooting operations and recommending effective cost controls.

Corporate Attorney Katherine CastellanosKatherine Castellanos, Esq.
Corporate Attorney
Katherine is the spouse and the CEO Eric Castellanos and has been active Human Resources, Staff Training and operational policy and procedures for the Latin Cafe 2000. She provides oversight to the existing operation and will be a resource to franchisees in the areas of health and safety regulations, Human Resources and compliance.

Luis Areta Franchise TrainingLuis Areta
Franchise Training
Luis has extensive training in all Latin Cafe 2000 restaurant operations and has proven leadership and mangerail skills. Luis complete his degree in Hotel Administration in 1985 and has held management and leadership positions with various restaurants in Miami and Aruba. Luis will be hands on in the training of Latin Cafe 2000 system with the franchisees.

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