After 7 years of traveling, Albert decided to move to Philadelphia to be closer to his family. Upon his arrival, he took a position with Plum Tree Café at their restaurant in Radnor. He quickly impressed and earned the privilege to help develop and reopen the Moshulu in 2003.
In 2010, Albert joined the ownership team at Green Eggs Café and quickly took the newly opened South Philadelphia location to prominence. His creative work on the menu and service led to the opening of 2 more eateries within the span of 2 years. Under his leadership and with his creativity Chef Alvarado while at Green Eggs collected TWO “Best Brunch in Philly” Awards and numerous other accolades.
Now in 2013, Albert has joined Hickory Lane as its Executive Chef and is focusing his culinary talents and team to make Hickory Lane a premier Brunch, Lunch and Dinner destination in the Art Museum / Fairmount neighborhood by offering a diverse menu with quality product and ingredients while offering great value.