Dine Al fresco on the terrace or inside on comfy couches placed perfectly by the stone fireplace. The award-winning Gala Restaurant & Bar is the essence of New England countryside elegance and charm throughout the year. Drawing ingredients and inspiration from the local farms of Berkshire Grown, the menu features fresh, seasonal comfort food specialties infused with creative flavor by Executive Chef William Sheridan.
Executive Chef William Sheridan
William began his 18 year career in 1996 as a line cook at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont. In 2001, he accepted the position of Head Chef with the Fox Hollow Restaurant & Banquet House, Petersburgh, New York, where he was responsible for the day to day operations, managing staff, menu design, inventory, and banquets.
In 2008, William accepted a position at the Water Street Grill in Williamstown, Massachusetts before entering the hotel/restaurant business at the Williams Inn, located on the campus of Williams College. After three years with the Williams Inn, William brought his talents to the Orchards Gala Steakhouse and Bistro, as Sous Chef in 2012. In 2014 William was promoted to Executive Chef.
In his new role Sheridan explains, "Being from this area allows me to bring the local farms to life in our restaurant. I enjoy creating dishes when I can use local product and wild edibles, which I sometimes pick, to create comfort food with great flavors."
William successfully completed his Culinary Arts degree at Votech Culinary, Albany, New York.