About bluestem

Their dream became a reality when chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts opened bluestem in March of 2004. With Chef Colby’s Progressive American Cuisine and Chef Megan’s new varieties of American desserts, bluestem is dedicated to providing not only a meal, but a truly memorable experience. The restaurant’s unadorned elegance, staff dedication and attention to detail allow you to simply settle in and enjoy your stay.

bluestem has received local and national accolades for an invigorating marriage of cuisine and hospitality. Chefs Colby and Megan invite you to experience all that bluestem has to offer, from cocktails and snacks in the lounge, to a tasting menu in the dining room, or even Sunday brunch.

For employment opportunities please direct resumes to the following:

Dining Room & Lounge -
General Manager Eric Willey, eric@bluestemkc.com

Kitchen -
Chef de Cuisine Andrew Longres, andrew@bluestemkc.com

For media inquiries or charitable requests please contact:
Tammie Franck
Estes Public Relations
tammie@estespr.com

Follow bluestem on social media:

Follow Chef Colby on Twitter


Meet Chefs/Owners
Colby and Megan Garrelts


Meet General Manager Eric Willey