About Ch​ef James

Our Executive Chef James Belton is the culinary heart and soul of Café De Belton. Born and raised in the eclectic city of New Orleans, it was there that  Chef James became deeply impassioned with the art of cooking.

From spending countless hours in the kitchen as a child, to serving in the US military for many years and multiple deployments.  Chef James has undoubtedly been destined for a blissful career in the world of food. Chef James started cooking at the age of 7 by frying his first egg, garnering inspiration from his mother and uncle. He delved into the professional world by first working at Denny’s restaurant, then later climbed to Whiteglove Catering,  the New Orleans Convention Center and then the US Army.

For the past 3 years, Chef James has been responsible for creating the menus at Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center; where he caters to over 200 guests and staff every day.

Under his direction, he successfully launched Café De Belton in Fayetteville, North Carolina to share the unique, savory taste of New Orleans’ cuisine with the rest of the country. Café De Belton aspires to be on the leading edge of New Orleans cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding flavor and colorful plate presentations to customers in North Carolina and across the USA. When Chef James is not in the kitchen, he enjoys fishing, working at his church, and traveling.

Chef James’ motto in life is “Put God first and you'll always succeed.”

I highly recommend Chef James for your next catered event.  If you don't have an event I suggest you plan/schedule one just so that you can utilize his services.

My wife and I were fortunate enough to secure the services of Chef James and his team for our 10 Year Wedding Renewal Celebration.  To say we were pleased and amazed is a huge understatement.  He exceeded each of our expectations without going over our agreed upon budget.

Chef James military training, his experience as a Food Service Director and his Genuine Love to perpare and present quality foods with attention to detail and professionalism makes him an obvious choice.

Contact Cafe De Belton for your next and all future catering needs.   

Kevin McCray


What Can I Say?  Great, Amazing, Delicious! I was getting ready for My Annual Local Business Pop-up Shop and decided to go with a catering company.  A family member told me about these guy's and it was one of my best decisions I made.  Food was fresh, hot and everything I wanted.  Thank you for giving the vendors and customers a taste of the South.  

LaTanya Stone

CEO & Founder

D&D Creative Mind Flow

We are so pleased with the expceptional service provide by Chef James and his team.  We truly enjoyed all of the food that was served at our family's retirement reception.  Chef James covers every detail in excellence from the initial planning meeting, the final menu selection, food presentation setup, food service cleanup and follow up.  Chef James does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it and at a very fair price.  We highly recommend him and his team.

Tonya Cody