CALGARY — Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge has named Paul McGreevy as its new executive chef. The restaurant also unveiled the new direction of the restaurant alongside the launch of its new menu.
McGreevy’s appointment follows the sudden death of Starbelly’s former chef Jonathan Sobol, who was killed in a collision in August. As executive chef, McGreevy is committed to honouring Sobol’s vision by forging strong relationships with local farmers and producers.
“It’s an honour to be part of a restaurant that is so well-loved among Calgarians and admired in the city’s restaurant scene,” says McGreevy. “As executive chef, I look forward to paying homage to the home-style cuisine Starbelly is known for, while delivering fresh, flavourful and mouth-watering new dishes.”
A Calgary native, McGreevy brings more than 22 years of experience to the table, including positions at Michelin-starred restaurants, bakeries and cafes throughout Europe. He joins Starbelly from Craft Beer Market, where he served as corporate chef.
Starbelly’s new menu features old favourites and new dishes, including a sustainable Pacific Ling Cod, baked with a clam, bacon and tomato broth served alongside a crisp polenta; kale salad tossed with Alberta chicken, toasted pumpkin seeds, Fairwinds Farm feta, dried figs and roasted-apple dressing; and steelhead trout tartare with togarashi-pickled cucumber and quinoa crackers.