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Colby and Megan Garrelts, midwestern chefs, with quote "Look at the heritage and culture around you"

Colby & Megan Garrelts

Midwestern Chefs

Rye KC
EATER - Colby and Megan Garrelts on Their New Restaurant Rye and Giving the Midwest Its Due

b. Colby: Harrisonville, Missouri 1974
b. Megan: Chicago, Illinois 1979


Restaurants + Kitchens

  • Bluestem | Kansas City
  • Rye | Kansas City
  • KC Current Stadium


  • Bluestem
  • Made in America
  • Seventeen James Beard mentions: Best Chef Midwest, Outstanding Pastry Chef, Outstanding Restaurant, Outstanding Chef

Reference Materials On Display

  • Book - Bluestem
  •  Book - Made in America
  •  Image - Food at Rye

Additional Resource

American Regional Cuisines - Food Culture and Cooking | Chapter 9 The Central Farmlands and Cities