At Railcar Modern American Kitchen, we specialize in the classic American dining experience. Made-from-scratch comfort food, craft cocktails and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, all delivered in a warm, cozy atmosphere. Stop in to try our house-smoked ribs with our signature cherry barbecue sauce. Or our succulent prime rib. Or our house-baked apple pie topped with rich vanilla ice cream. We promise that once you’ve dined with us, you’ll travel back for more.
A 16-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Jared began his career in Lincoln, Neb., working at restaurants such as the Rococo Theatre as sous chef and Misty’s Steakhouse and Brewery as executive chef. While working, he attended culinary school at Southeast Community College, graduating as a certified chef with the American Culinary Federation. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Culinology (food science). With degree in hand, he traveled to Chicago and became a chef with Lettuce Entertain You in the upscale Wildfire division, honing his skills in American, French and Asian techniques. Three years later, he joined Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant as R&D chef, developing wine dinners and menu concepts and working with the Celiac Foundation to help create more effective dining options for allergen sensitive diners.
After spending nearly six years in Chicago, Jared and his family moved back to Nebraska, where he took a position as an executive chef for Blue Sushi Sake Grill in Omaha before developing and opening Railcar Modern American Kitchen.