Food & Beverage Director

Brian Alberg

The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA

Brian Alberg, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA, is a staunch supporter of the local food movement in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley. In his ten-year tenure at the Inn, he has established strong relationships with regional farmers and food producers and purchased more than $650,000 in local foods annually, a compelling contribution to our regional economy. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, he is an active member of the Chefs Collaborative and Boston Chefs, and serves on the board of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Railroad Street Youth Project where he coordinates the culinary arts program in the Berkshires. Brian curates Berkshire regional dinners annually at the James Beard House and he participated in this year’s Taste America Boston, and has been the selected chef for two years for Outstanding in the Field, held at iconic farm locations in the Berkshires. Brian is the founding chair of Berkshire Farm & Table, the organization bringing culinary artisans, farmers and food makers to the table in the beautiful and historic Berkshires and Hudson Valley.

Who was your most influential mentor?
Jean Morel

If you weren't a chef, what would you be?
A furniture maker

What is your dream destination for culinary travel?
Spain

 

 


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