History

History

Like many before him, Richard Jaffray spent a good amount of his teenage years waiting tables. By the time he turned 19, however, he realized that the restaurant industry had much more to offer than just a part time job.

In 1986, Richard opened his first restaurant, Café Cucamongas, selling cappuccinos, sandwiches and ice cream. In 1988, at the age of 23, he sold Cucamongas and opened the first Cactus Club Cafe in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The goal was to offer a fun, upscale restaurant where you would be welcomed with great food and friendly service in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere.

Over the past 25 years, Cactus has grown into 25 restaurants that span both British Columbia and Alberta, employing over 2,000 individuals. Although some things may have changed through the years, the original Cactus philosophy remains intact: continuous improvement is sought in every project, product and design, with the goal of offering every guest the highest quality for the most exceptional value.