Posts about “Our Team”

Ray’s at the Copper River

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Our team had the exciting opportunity to visit the Copper River in Cordova, Alaska this May for the start of the Copper River salmon fishing season! Our GM Douglas Zellers, one of our owners and Ray’s Founding Partner Russ Wohlers, Executive Chef Paul Duncan and Executive Sous Chef Steve Hauch spent a week delving into… Read More >>

Steve Hauch Moves Up to Ray’s Executive Sous Chef!

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I am thrilled to announce that our long time team member and current Sous Chef Steve Hauch has been promoted to Ray’s Executive Sous Chef! Steve is a sharp, hard working guy and this new role cements his dedication to Ray’s and continuing our legacy of high-quality, sustainable seafood. Steve was a very important part… Read More >>

Ray’s Crew Visits Merlino Foods

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“Jeff! It’s Steve at Ray’s!” “Steve how’ve you been? How’s Ray’s been doing?” “Absolutely wonderful. Hey Jeff, l’d like to bring my Chef team down to Merlino’s and take a tour.” “Of course! Let’s do it.” For those unfamiliar with Merlino Foods, they have distributed Seattle with a huge inventory of products. From their brand of… Read More >>

How to Brunoise a Shallot

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Boathouse Saute Chef, Kevin Murray, shows us how to brunoise a shallot. Awesome knife skills. Thanks Kevin. bru·noise bro͞onˈwäz/ noun Finely diced vegetables that are cooked in butter and used to flavor soups and sauces.

Shellfish Recipes From Bite of Seattle

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  Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan and his team had the pleasure of participating in the Bite of Seattle’s Alley to benefit Food Lifeline last weekend. Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe helped raise thousands of dollars for Food Lifeline, met some great folks and fed a crowd with our Smoked Salmon Sliders: house-smoked salmon, scallion aioli,… Read More >>

Sandy Smith Exits Ray’s After 20 Years

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One of the things I enjoy about the career I have chosen is the journeyman nature of the trade.  My father told me a long time ago that in this industry you can pick up and go to any city in the world, you will always have fun people to work with, and you will… Read More >>

Tom Olsson Celebrates 20 Years at Ray’s!

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  Tom Olsson, Controller at Ray’s, started with us in 1995 as a banquet cook, he progressed to Chef Charles Ramsayers’ right hand man, and then to Food Purchaser. During his time as Food Purchaser he attended night school and earned an accounting certificate from City University of Seattle and was promoted to Controller.  Tom is… Read More >>

New Executive Chef Paul Duncan!

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Please give a big congratulations to Ray’s new Executive Chef Paul Duncan! With Ray’s since 2013, Chef Paul began overseeing the kitchen team in February 2014 when he was promoted to Chef de Cuisine of Ray’s three kitchens (Boathouse, Café and Catering). We are thrilled about his promotion and new role as the sixth Executive… Read More >>

Chef Wayne Resigns; Duncan Named Chef de Cuisine

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Wayne Johnson, Executive Chef at Ray’s Boathouse since February 2012, has announced his resignation in order to pursue other career opportunities and spend time with his family. “I want to say thank you to my colleagues at Ray’s for the great ride,” said Johnson. “It’s time to slow it down a bit and spend time… Read More >>

General Manager Shaw to Depart Ray’s for Next Career Move

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May 28, 2013 (Seattle, WA)- Ray’s Boathouse, Café and Catering, announced a leadership change at the helm, as Maureen “Mo” Shaw, General Manager, will step aside in mid-June before undertaking a new leadership role in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Shaw came to Ray’s Boathouse in 1997, following a five-year stint as Senior General Manager… Read More >>