Chef Paul Hathaway
has been artfully enhancing ingredients into culinary delights for some twenty years. In May of 2005, inspired by French Country cooking, the local harvest and the vivacious bistros of Paris, he opened Chez Albert in Amherst. With its gracious hospitality, inspired cuisine and wine list, Chez Albert is an experience like no other in the valley. Over the years, this intimate and award winning bistro
has become a Pioneer Valley institution. Prior to coming to the Pioneer Valley, Chef Hathaway teamed up with David Brilliant and Gerry Finnegan in opening The Washington Square Tavern in Brookline, in June of 1999. Under Chef Hathaway’s creative culinary direction, The Washington Square Tavern was voted Best Neighborhood Restaurant
by several of Boston’s magazines.
In 1998 when Chef Hathaway was the Chef at Pomodoro in the North End of Boston it was voted Best Italian Restaurant
by Boston Magazine. He also worked at Providence, Olive’s, Michaela’s and many other fine establishments.
Central Kitchen in Cambridge, Matt Murphy’s Pub in Brookline, Pomodoro in Boston’s North End, Becon Street Tavern Brookline, Audubon Circle in Boston, Tosca in Brookline
Todd English of Olives, Judy Adams of Rialto, Paul O’Connell of Chez Henri,
Bob Sergeant of Flora, Thomas Golden of Davio’s
Barbara Lynch of 9 Park, The Butcher Shop, Ect…, Mark Orfaly of Pigalle, Steve Johnson of Rendezvous, Nick Zappia of Blue Room, Rembs Layman, Brendan Curtis,
Zee Vassos, Corinna Mozo, Sam Kochan, John Win, Rose Wiess and many other great chefs
being from Angers France was born with the passion of food in wine in his blood. At the ripe age of 21 he set his sights on the New World and much to our delight ended up in the Pioneer Valley. Since his arrival Mr. Proust has work in the Pioneer Valley Premier Restaurants. In the summer of 2006 he joined the team at Chez Albert and has since become the face of the award winning bistro. At Chez Albert, Mr. Proust lights up the dinning experience with his care free style, his well rounded knowledge of food and wine and his delightful sense of humor. It is this team of Chef Hathaway and Mr. Proust that makes patrons of Chez Albert long for their next visit to the bistro.