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Einstein once said “To keep your balance you must keep moving.” In this vein the Albert strives to embrace the eclectic and the seasonal. With an eye on aesthetic, our food and our cocktails serve to playfully present the familiar in a distinctly creative fashion. We express our craft with global influence and Midwestern ingredients. In a space that honors the surreal with stunning art, lively energy and warm hospitality- the Albert aims to school and to stimulate.

the Albert Team

Larry Feldmeier | the Albert

executive chef Larry Feldmeier
hometown Mokena, IL
previous experience Sixteen, Goldener Hirsch Inn
motto The more I learn the less I know
favorite song Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp, Led Zeppelin

Aislyn Plath | the Albert

general manager Aislyn Plath
hometown Lowell, MA
previous experience Hogsalt Hospitality, Bangers & Lace
inspiration I am inspired by that moment when everything clicks.
favorite song on our playlist U.N.I.T.Y by Queen Latifah

Allison Schroeder | the Albert

pastry chef Allison Schroeder
hometown Woodstock, IL
previous experience Sixteen, Blackbird, Girl & the Goat
motto “Take your job seriously but not yourself” -Chili’s
best dining experience Cafe Marie Jeanne

Brian McGrath | the Albert

executive sous chef Brian McGrath
hometown Hamilton, MA
previous experience Animale, Roister
motto “You don’t know what you don’t know” -Anonymous
best dining experience Barrafina – London, UK

Douglas Clausing | the Albert

sous chef Douglas Clausing
hometown Homewood IL.
previous experience Green River
motto I came, I saw, I took a nap!

Nic Opp | the Albert

assistant general manager Nic Opp
hometown Vancouver, BC, Canada
previous experience Good Ol’ Canadian Hospitality
inspiration I never want to stop learning, especially in an industry where there’s always so much to keep learning about.
cocktail outside of work any cocktail from Victor Bar

Dominique DeWeese | the Albert

event operations manager Dominique DeWeese
hometown Fairbury, IL.
previous experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort, Restaurant Management
motto You are nothing without a good team
best bar outside of work Sportsmans Club

manager Dancey A. York
hometown Country Club Hills, IL
previous experience Kimpton Hotels, Hilton Hotels
value “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become.”
favorite song on our playlist Vibin’ Boyz II Men
best dining experience The Borough – Minneapolis, Gianni’s At The Former Versace Mansion – Miami

receiving manager Alex Khunprachansri
hometown Vancouver, Washington
previous experience Union Square hospitality, Whole Foods Market
specialty Purchasing, Receiving, Inventory Management, Culinary
favorite song The entirety of the Postal service’s Give up

sous chef Keisuke Matsuda
hometown Sherman Oaks, CA
previous experience Sixteen, North Pond
inspiration Memories from childhood
value hard work and persistence
favorite song Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
best dining experience New Year’s Eve bento box prepared by my mom

supervisor Tiffany Fancher
supervisor Kasey Margelofsky
supervisor Kelli Virgo

Ace Cabrera
Ashton Degyansky
Aurora Lefebvre
David Collins
Dominique Chandler
Emily Basso
Heinrich Haley
Jackie Gonzalez
Juan Lezama
Kayla Williams
La’Bria Price
Lexi Geyer
Mackenzie Radice
Manny Simental
Manuel Palmerin
Maylen Polanco
Michael Burton
Nicolas Meza
Sarah McWilliams
Shane Hendrix
Taylor Beninati
Timur Suleimanov
Vince Del Real

Aminat Hassan
Ben Strnisha
Cirilo Hernandez
Fernando Rosales
Gregory Hood
Isaias Ramos
Jon Sotelo
Jonathan Lara
Manuel Ramos
Meg McGuire
Melissa Blanco
Pierre Fernand Fina
Quinn Salvodorini
Raphael Wilder
Rubin Moorehead
Troy Albrecht

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