Food & Beverage Manager
Leanne first joined the Sirocco team in April 2013, while finishing her Hospitality Management Diploma at SAIT Polytechnic. After her first season with Sirocco, she decided to gain further insight in the food and beverage industry outside of Canada, and backpacked Europe in the winter months. Upon her return to Calgary, she furthered her experience in the Private Club industry by working at the Ranchmen’s Club, actively participating in the Canadian Society of Club Managers.
Leanne returned to Sirocco in the summer of 2015, and took over the Food and Beverage Manager role in 2018.
Mallory McNab will be taking on the role of Events Manager, so feel free to pop your head in to the office and say hello, as she is eager to meet you all and start booking those member functions for you! Mallory is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship in Sport and Recreation program. She has been in the Event Industry for over 10 years, and is excited to join our team.
Born in Langley, B.C., James is considered by many of his peers to be a rising star in the world of food. An eighteen year veteran of the Canadian restaurant industry, his enthusiasm for “all things culinary” shows with every plate that leaves the kitchen.
James grew up here in Calgary where he trained and worked his way through many of the cities finest restaurants. During his time at Murrieta’s, James and the restaurant garnered many accolades, most notably “Best Overall Restaurant”. After that it was on to The Living Room where he, helped elevate the restaurant onto the national stage; being named “one of the best places to eat in Canada” by the National Post along with numerous other awards. Most recently James enjoyed a very successful three year stint at the helm of Cabana Bar & Grille in Kelowna, where he was nominated for Western Living’s “Top 40 Foodies Under 40”. Coming back to Calgary, James joined the Vintage Group as Culinary Director of Redwater Rustic Grille.
When the opportunity came about to join Sirocco, he made no hesitation as he sees the golf club and restaurant as a great “canvas” for him to showcase his talent. James’ food is an innovative combination of old world elegance and his own unique twist of new world flair. Alongside his talented team, James looks forward to sharing in not only Sirocco’s growth, but the growth of Calgary’s culinary community. From the local Chef’s Association, to the Chaine des Rotisseurs, to all the farmers, ranchers and growers across the province, James has his roots planted here in Calgary and is proud to call it home!