BIOGRAPHY:

Richard Ojeda

Richard Ojeda

Restaurateur

Business

Catering entrepreneur Richard Ojeda began earning money in the third grade selling Chic-lets at school, watermelons during the summer, Christmas cards during the holidays and snow cones and cotton candy during Fiesta and parades. However, his future in the catering industry started during the treasured moments he shared with his mother and grandmother preparing food for various church functions. He is the youngest of three siblings born to Sam and Hortense Ojeda (deceased). He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1973 where he lettered in football. Upon graduation, Ojeda received a football scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin and played under Coach Darrell Royal. He graduated in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Ojeda worked with oil company Amoco Production Company from 1977 to 1980. During that same year, he opened Ojeda's Barbacoa, which he later sold to his father. He entered a managerial program at Luby's Cafeteria. Then later, he launched Taco Flats restaurant with his father-in-law Roger C. Hill, Sr. and in May 1986, he opened Black Tie Affairs Catering which met with unparalleled success. He later sold Taco Flats in 1997. Today, Black Tie Affairs is the largest Hispanic-owned catering company in San Antonio, employing 49 employees. He also owns and operates the historical Leon Springs Dance Hall and the rental division of BTA, the third largest rental company in San Antonio. Aside from his business interest, Ojeda is a life member of San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Expo and participates with all the local chambers of commerce. He served on Northeast Independent School District School Board during the early 1990s and is currently on the advisory board of the San Antonio Home Builders Association. As Rey Feo LXIV in 2012, he raised more than $300,000 in scholarship funds for the League of Latin American Citizens. Ojeda has three grown children and four grandchildren.

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