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Culinary Director & Co-Owner of Rouge Restaurant

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Paul Rogalski is renowned for his passion for exceptional cuisine created from homegrown and sustainable food. He is co-creator and owner of Calgary’s acclaimed Rouge Restaurant, nestled on the banks of the Bow River in historic Inglewood.


Paul is he recipient of the University of Guelph Food Day Canada, Good Food Innovation Awards (2017 - 2016) and was recognized by his alma mater, The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, as a Distinguished Alumni (2014).


In 2011 Paul was awarded Food Service and Hospitality Magazine the Independent Restaurateur of the Year, named by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of Alberta’s Most Influential People and recognized by Business in Calgary Magazine as one of the Twenty Business Leaders of Tomorrow.


During the 2010 Winter Olympics in, Paul was part of the management team that oversaw food production Athletes Village in Whistler. Paul received special recognition for Leadership and Support of Organic and Sustainable Cuisine, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA, 2009.



Some of Rouge’s accolades include:


  • S. Pellegrino’s Worlds 100 Best Restaurants, 2010 (#60)

  • Canada’s Best Restaurants,, 2012 (#9)

  • Canada’s Best Restaurants,, 2013 (#11)

  • Canada’s 100 Best, 2015 (#37)

  • #1 Best Overall Restaurant, Avenue Magazine, 2015

  • #1 Tried, Tested & True, Avenue Magazine, 2016 

  • Best Overall, Where Magazine, 2017

  • Canada’s 100 Best, 2018 (#88)

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