Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge unveils a new direction with the appointment of Executive Chef Paul McGreevy

Press release

Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge, a community-oriented restaurant located in southeast Calgary, recently welcomed Paul McGreevy to the team as Executive Chef. With Chef McGreevy at the helm, Starbelly unveiled the new direction of the restaurant alongside the launch of its new menu. As Starbelly looks to the future, it continues to honour the late Jonathan Sobol, whose culinary talent and involvement in the community impacted many Calgarians.

With a passion for using local, seasonal and sustainable offerings in his dishes, Chef McGreevy is committed to forging strong relationships with local farmers and producers. His fervor and dedication will continue the vision Jonathan set out to achieve at Starbelly. With a deep appreciation of the legacy Jonathan left behind, Chef McGreevy is ready to take the reins and reinforce why Starbelly is a top player in Calgary’s culinary scene. Under the new leadership of Derek Milhalik, General Manager, and Danielle Kondruk, Sales and Events Manager, the restaurant will continue to deliver exceptional food and wine offerings in a community environment.

“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,” said Paul McGreevy, Executive Chef. “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.”

Growing up in Calgary, McGreevy’s love for food and local products can be traced back to the time he spent harvesting vegetables in his family garden. After working at Michelin-starred restaurants, bakeries and cafes throughout Europe, he returned to his hometown of Calgary where he served as Corporate Chef at CRAFT Beer Market. With more than 22 years of experience, Chef McGreevy is excited to bring his expertise and fresh set of ideas to the table.

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; a 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. The new menu will provide guests with an elevated everyday experience in a warm and ambient setting.

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About Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge:

Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge is a gourmet-casual restaurant bringing an approachable version of a downtown-style atmosphere to Seton, known as the downtown for southern Calgary. The chef’s menu highlights the best local products, supporting Alberta farmers and organic growers. The menu was created through classic cooking techniques highlighting unique flavour profiles. The menu is designed to encourage sharing and multiple courses. To learn more, please visit

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