Yaletown’s Award-Winning Blue Water Cafe Seeking Sous Chef


The GOODS from Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Vancouver, BC | We are looking for an experienced individual to join our award-winning team as Sous Chef. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of an experienced kitchen team and work with exceptional seasonal products. This is a hands-on position that requires running a station during mise-en-place and service. Applicants should possess good organizational and interpersonal skills as well as knowledge of inventory/cost control. The ideal candidate is an energetic and motivated team player who works well under pressure in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Applicants must have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, CIS, or valid work permit.

Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver’s definitive destination for seafood, widely known for its excellence in celebrating the extraordinary flavours of BC. Consistently awarded “Best Seafood Restaurant” in Vancouver and recognized for its unparalleled service, an evening at Blue Water Cafe is truly an unforgettable experience.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining what makes you a great candidate to employment@bluewatercafe.net. We thank all applicants but only short listed candidates will be contacted.



1095 Hamilton St. | Vancouver, BC | V6B 5T4 | MAP
Voice: 604-688-8078
Web: bluewatercafe.net
Email: info@bluewatercafe.net


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Dinner 5pm – 11pm
Late Menu 11pm – Midnight
Bar 5pm – 1am
Valet Service 7 nights

Our Team


Frank Pabst, Executive Chef
Raw Bar Chef, Masaaki Kudo
Jean-Pierre Sanchez, Pastry Chef
Stephan Cachard, Restaurant Director
Adrien Boutet and Benjamin Wristin, Restaurant Managers
Colin MacDougall, Bar Manager

About Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar


Celebrating Our Ocean’s Harvest

An anchor in Vancouver’s culinary landscape, Blue Water Cafe is lauded as the City’s definitive destination for seafood.

Executive Chef Frank Pabst is known for his innovative and brilliantly executed West Coast plates, insisting on using seafood from wild and sustainable harvest.

Enhanced by the intuitive service from Stephan Cachard’s dedicated team, the dynamic dining room provides action views of the opposing ‘East meets West’ kitchen and raw bar. The sweeping main bar leads out to the heated patio and the private wine room holds the extensive award-winning wine and bubble selection

Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic Yaletown, the city’s vibrant and hip neighborhood.

The Cookbook


Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook | by Frank Pabst $45.00

One of Canada’s leading culinary talents, chef Frank Pabst has made enormous contributions to Vancouver’s culinary landscape. Tenures in Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and the south of France led Pabst to Blue Water Cafe, Canada’s quintessential seafood restaurant. In Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook, Frank’s signature brand of ‘Unsung Heroes’ sings of the sea, and formerly under-recognized coastal species. Wine pairings from Andrea Vescovi and Chris van Nus, both Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Sommeliers of the Year.

Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Best Fish & Seafood Cookbook, Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010


“As one of the first restaurants in Vancouver to partner with Ocean Wise, Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe is at the helm of this movement.”
Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine, 2013

“The most admired seafood room in the city.”
Macleans Magazine, Canada’s Best Restaurants, 2012

“This elegant and sustainably conscious restaurant is a must try.”
CBS Seattle, 2012

“Frank Pabst is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs.”
Food Network Canada, 2012

“Blue Water Café is a great place for fresh and innovative seafood.”
Savvy Insider, 2012

“In the kitchen, executive chef Frank Pabst runs the show like the culinary master that he is.”
24 Hours, 2012

Wine List Award, Platinum
Recognized for ‘Consistent Excellence’
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2015

Best Seafood
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2011-2015

Best Seafood, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2008-2015

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Best Yaletown, Bronze
Best Japanese Upscale, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2015

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2010-2015

Best Yaletown, Gold
Best Upscale Restaurant, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014

Best Restaurant Wine List (BC), Bronze
Georgia Straight ‘Best of Vancouver’, 2014

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2001-2014

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013

Best Restaurant
BC Living’s BC’s Best People’s Choice Awards, 2013

Certificate of Excellence
Trip Advisor, 2013

Achievement of Distinction in Dining
DiRoNA, 2013

Top 50, Canada’s Best Restaurants
Maclean’s Magazine, 2012

Best Seafood
Westender ‘Best of the City’, 2012

Best Formal Japanese, Honourable Mention
Best Formal Restaurant, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA, 2010

Restaurant of the Year, Gold
Chef of the Year, Frank Pabst
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2010

Best Bar (Formal)
Westender Reader’s Choice Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook – Best Fish & Seafood Cuisine Cookbook
Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook – Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Restaurant of the Year, Silver
Best Formal Japanese, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2009

Restaurant of the Year, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2007-2008

Best Japanese Fine Dining, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2005-2006

Best Seafood, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2002-2007

Best New Restaurant in 2000, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2001

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