Railtown Cafe Now Hiring Up For Its New Location On Main Street


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Vancouver, BC | The award-winning Railtown Cafe is seeking talented individuals to join their dynamic and ever-growing team. Offering a positive working environment, competitive wages, a daily staff meal and 50% off cafe food, Railtown Cafe operates on a merit-based pay tier system that rewards deserving individuals who wish to advance in their culinary careers. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented cook who is seeking ongoing professional development and growth potential. Railtown Cafe is currently hiring the following full-time positions for its new Main Street location:

Sous Chef

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Sous Chef will be responsible for day-to- day kitchen operations at the new Main Street cafe. He/she will work closely with colleagues to ensure high quality and consistency of food preparation and presentation; oversee accurate ordering; train and educate colleagues on culinary techniques; maintain staff levels through proactive recruiting and mentorship; monitor performance levels of all team members and maintain departmental standards as determined by the Executive Chef; and ensure all health and safety standards are met. We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented team player with a minimum of four years cooking experience and a proven ability to solve problems, oversee administrative activities and manage multiple functions and projects while meeting deadlines and fostering an environment of employee growth and development.

Chef de Partie

Reporting to the Sous Chef, this individual will be responsible for small-scale production at the Main Street cafe and will help oversee a small team who will also be in charge opening and/or closing the facility. We are seeking a motivated, positive induvial who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and who demonstrates a can-do attitude, strong work ethic and high-standards for quality and cleanliness.

Line Cooks

Reporting to the Cafe Sous Chef, this position is responsible for sandwich prep (40%) and order fulfillment during lunch service (40%), as well as station cleanliness (20%). We’re seeking a highly organized, motivated and upbeat team player with two years of experience in a fast-paced food service establishment. Customer service experience is considered an asset. Hours are between Monday to Friday 11:00 am and 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm. Competitive hourly wage based on experience.

Production Cooks

Reporting to the Cafe Sous Chef, this individual is responsible for prep (70%), organization and cleanliness (20%) and cafe line support (10%). We’re seeking a highly organized, motivated and upbeat team player with two years’ experience in a fast-paced food service establishment.

Customer service experience is considered an asset. Hours are between 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Competitive hourly wage based on experience.

Railtown Café Main Street is also hiring weekend cooks and for part-time staff positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to: tabatha [at] railtowncafe.ca.



397 Railway Street | Telephone: 604-568-8811
Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM | Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
968 Howe Street | Telephone: 604-428-8255
Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM — 6:00 PM | Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
1691 Main Street | Telephone: 604-336-2251
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM | Saturday and Sunday 11 AM – 4:00 PM
Web: www.railtowncafe.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Dan Olson, Executive Chef/Partner
Tyler Day, Chef/Partner
Tabatha Stahl, Sous Chef
Paden Boardman, Cafe Manager



Located at the corner of Railway and Dunlevy in the historic Railtown District of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Railtown Cafe has been serving healthy and delicious food since the summer of 2012.

Launched by Vancouver chefs Dan Olson and Tyler Day — who own and operate the award-winning Railtown Catering out of the same facility — Railtown Cafe fosters a fun and friendly environment with a true sense of community for staff and customers alike.

Fresh is what Railtown Café does best, offering heaping portions of healthy comfort food prepared from scratch daily by a talented team of classically trained chefs. Whether it’s for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch or a mid-afternoon meeting, Railtown Cafe sources local and organic ingredients for their artisan bread loaves, soups, pastries and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches. Railtown Cafe also features a build-your-own salad bar unlike anywhere else in the city, along with house-made ice cream available by the jar and cone, locally roasted coffee, cold-pressed juices and a range of local craft beer, wine and spirits.


Vanfoodster – “Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of Gastown. This is a go to spot for an amazing lunch.”

JelgerandTania.com – Feature interview

CTV News Vancouver – Oscar Party Dishes Feature

Vancouverscape.com – Railtown Cafe Chefs head up Canada’s Bocuse D’Or Team

BCLiving.ca – “Railtown is what happens when a bunch of world class chefs… play around in a test kitchen with sous-vide prep methods. The result is a sophisticated yet simple cafe menu.”

Raitown Cafe at Bocuse D’or: Dan Olson – Coach 2013, Apprentice 1999

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