Liberty Street Kitchen

Coming Summer 2019 - Pella, IA


Chef George Formaro and Orchestrate Hospitality to Partner on a New Eatery

Pella, IA - The team behind some of Des Moines’ most beloved eateries has set its sights on Pella for a new Iowa dining destination. Chef George Formaro and Orchestrate Hospitality will open Liberty Street Kitchen in the Royal Amsterdam Hotel this summer. Located on Pella’s Molengracht Plaza and adjacent to the town’s bustling square, Liberty Street Kitchen is a new dining concept in Orchestrate’s award-winning family of restaurants.

Liberty Street Kitchen is a casual bistro celebrating contemporary rural living and offering internationally inspired cuisine with a local focus. The menu will showcase refined salads and small plates, hearty entrées, sandwiches and more alongside signature cocktails, craft beer and a thoughtful wine list. Featuring a comfortably elegant dining room and bustling bar, Liberty Street Kitchen is set to be a new gathering place for Pella residents and visitors alike.

“Liberty Street Kitchen represents everything that inspires me about world cuisine,” says Chef George Formaro. “With flavors and ingredients from around the globe and our own backyard, our menu is rooted in history while speaking to today’s culinary experience.”

“We’re excited to join the community,” adds Orchestrate Hospitality President Paul Rottenberg. “Pella is a unique town with a rich heritage - we’ve already received outstanding civic support and encouragement and look forward to welcoming everyone to Liberty Street Kitchen.”

Orchestrate Hospitality is undertaking a full remodel of the restaurant’s approximately 6500 square foot space. Liberty Street Kitchen’s dining room will seat 122 people and will offer additional private- and semi-private dining and banquet accommodations for groups of up to 70. A lively bar and lounge area will accommodate 36, and a canal-facing patio will seat 60 for al fresco dining. In addition, Liberty Street Kitchen will offer catering for off site business and social gatherings.

Orchestrate is currently accepting resumes from seasoned hospitality professionals for General Manager and Executive Chef positions. Candidates may send resumes to or submit online at

Chef George Formaro is a Des Moines native and six-time James Beard Award nominee who has partnered with Rottenberg’s Orchestrate Hospitality to develop many of Des Moines’ best-known restaurant brands, including Centro, Django, Malo, Gateway Market & Cafe and Zombie Burger + Drink Lab. Additionally, Orchestrate Hospitality manages Des Moines restaurants Bubba and Teddy Maroon’s.

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Liberty Street Kitchen

E. 1st and Liberty
Pella, IA 50219