Tom Olsson

June 29, 2018

Tom Olsson is a Seattle native with 30 years’ experience in the local restaurant industry. He started at Ray’s as a banquet line cook in 1995 and has worked here ever since. As he grew and learned more in the kitchen, he figured out his real strength was financials. So he jumped at an opportunity to transfer to accounting in 2008. Ray’s is his home, and he can’t imagine being anywhere else.     

Tom’s dad was a pilot in the military when he was growing up, so he got to experience many different countries and cultures. He spent all of grade school in Europe, and his exposure to the food and culture there formed his passion for a life in the restaurant business.  

Outside of work, he tends to be an adrenaline junky. He’s always loved fast cars, and has tinkered with them since high school. He raced cars for about 10 years, but is now retired from that, though he still teaches people how to race at the local BMW Club. After cars, he discovered that he could get the same competitive rush from cycling for a lot less money. So if he’s missing from work… he’s probably on his bike somewhere racing along.    

Celebrate Christmas Eve & Day 2023 at Ray’s!

Ray’s first floor Boathouse and second floor Cafe will be open on Christmas Eve and Day serving up your favorite dishes and seasonal specials. Join us Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2023! Reservations are available now and strongly encouraged for all parties on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Reserve Boathouse. Reserve Cafe. There is very limited seating for parties larger than 6 …

Ray’s Gift Cards this Holiday Season!

Give the gift of Ray’s this season and treat them to Seattle’s best seafood restaurant, 50 years strong! Our gift cards are available online 24/7 with the option for email or or mail delivery. Gift cards can be redeemed in our first floor Boathouse or upstairs Cafe. Thank you for buying local this holiday season!


Ray’s Boathouse elevates local, sustainable seafood with global flavors and Northwest inspiration nightly.


Classic seafood dishes with seasonal preparations in our upstairs Café overlooking Puget Sound.


Simply choose either Ray’s Boathouse or Ray’s Cafe in the first drop down, then find your table.


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