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Celebrity Chef Dale Talde is New York-based chef who rose to fame after several appearances on Bravo’s Emmy-award winning cooking competition series, Top Chef. A native of Chicago, Dale participated in Top Chef: Chicago (season 4) which aired in 2008. He went up against the likes of Spike Mendelsohn, Richard Blais and Stephanie Izard and came in 6th place out of 14 renowned Celebrity Chefs. 2 years later, Celebrity Chef Dale Talde was back for more on Top Chef: All-Stars (season 8). Dale won 4 quick-fire challenges during that season and showed flashes of brilliance in merging Asian and American flavors.
Dale derives his culinary style from his Filipino heritage and his experiences growing up in Chicago. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Dale worked at several notable restaurants in the Chicago area including Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong-Chicago. After working under Chef Carrie Nahabedian, Dale learned the value and importance of utilizing local ingredients. In 2005, he worked alongside esteemed Celebrity Chef Masaharu Morimoto to open his signature restaurant Morimoto in New York City.
Following his celebrity chef appearances on Top Chef, Dale had dreams of opening his own signature eateries. Soon enough, his dreams turned into reality. 2012 was a huge year for Celebrity Chef Dale Talde. He opened his first restaurant, TALDE, before partnering with several other chefs to create Pork Slope. Both restaurants are located in Brooklyn, New York. TALDE has an exquisite Asian-American menu while Pork Slope is Dale’s take on classic American bar food. In 2013, Food & Wine magazine named Dale Talde as the People’s Best New Chef. A year later, he opened his second TALDE location in Jersey City, New Jersey.