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Dale Talde Biography – Dale Talde Wiki
Dale Talde is a Filipino-American chef best known for competing on two seasons of the Bravo reality television cooking competition series Top Chef: Top Chef: Chicago in 2008 and Top Chef: All-Stars in 2010-11. He also went back to the kitchen to compete on Top Chef Duels.
Born and raised in Chicago, his passion for cooking led him from his Chicago hometown to the Culinary Institute of America in New York. After he graduated in 1998, Talde returned home as part the opening team at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong and later Shawn McClain’s Spring. His next position, consulting at Vietnamese Leanne, reaffirmed his love of Southeast Asian cuisine. Talde went on to cook for Carrie Nahabedian at Naha, and also worked lunch at Kevin Shikami’s Kevin. A chef de cuisine position drew Talde to Chinese Opera in 2003.
In 2008, Talde competed on season 4 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” as well as season 8 of “Top Chef: All-Stars” in 2010. In 2012, Talde partnered with Restaurateurs David Massoni and John Bush to form Three Kings Restaurant Group. He opened his first restaurant, Talde, in Brooklyn. In 2013, he won a StarChefs Rising Stars Award.
His passion for cooking began at a young age in his native Chicago where he learned to prepare meals alongside his mother in the kitchen. The son of Filipino immigrants grew up immersed in his family’s cultural heritage, while also enjoying the life of a typical American kid.
Dale applied this distinct Asian-American experience to the menu of his eponymous restaurant, TALDE, which opened in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in 2012. He went on to open a TALDE in Miami, Florida and in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dale debuted his first project in Manhattan with the opening of Massoni at the Arlo NoMad Hotel in November 2016. His second Manhattan restaurant called Rice & Gold opened in October 2017 at the 50 Bowery Hotel in Chinatown. In Florida, Dale also had three locations in the food hall Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach. They were called The Corner, Clare’s and Little Red Truck.
In addition to his work in the kitchen, Dale was also a three-time cheftestant on Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning culinary show, “Top Chef.” He competed in Season 4, “All Star” Season 8, “Top Chef Duels”, and became one of the show’s most popular cast members. Dale has competed on “Chopped,” “Iron Chef America,” “Knife Fight” and was also head judge on “Knife Fight” Season 4, as well as guest judge on both “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay.”
In September of 2015, Grand Central Publishing released Dale’s first cookbook, Asian American, to rave reviews.
Dale Talde Age
Dale Talde was born on October 25, 1978, in Chicago, Illinois.
Dale Talde Wife
Is Dale Talde married? He is married to his wife Agnes Chung Talde. They have been married since 2015. Dale and Agnes first met at Dale’s ticketed backyard BBQ in Brooklyn. Food was also a major part of Agnes’ Korean upbringing. “Growing up, my family ate dinner together every night,” she told Character Media, formerly known as Kore Asian Media. “Our meals were always family-style, almost always Korean, and it was over those bites we shared laughs and tears. I cherished those moments.” From an early age, Agnes was encouraged by her family to not be ashamed of the way her food looked in comparison to that of her non-Asian classmates. Their reactions to her homemade dishes encouraged her fearlessness and pushed her curiosity for different cultures, which later turned into a career in journalism and news reporting.
In 2018, Dale became business partners with his life partner, Agnes Chung, to build their own brand. Dale and Agnes built Food Crush Hospitality. Food Crush Hospitality represents the mixed heritage that the couple want their food to embody. In 2019, Dale and Agnes opened Goosefeather in Tarrytown, New York.
Dale Talde Children
Dale Talde and his wife Agnes had a son in July 2018.
Dale Talde Family
Dale Talde was born in Chicago to Filipino immigrant parents who worked hard while still making time to show their kids what it meant to be Filipino. Cooking alongside his mother, Talde embraced the richness of his Filipino heritage early in life. Reflecting on his background, Dale told Character Media that his family has been his biggest support. “My mom is a fantastic cook and has an amazing palette,” he said. “She showed us how to grow our own food, cook for the family, take care of the household, and still work 50 to 60 hours a week.”
Dale Talde Net Worth
Dale Talde’s net worth is unclear. In September 2017, Business partners at Atlantic Social sued Dale Talde and his restaurant group for $3.5 million. Brothers George and Steven Menexas filed the lawsuit alleging that Talde and his partners David Massoni and John Bush of the Three Kings Restaurant Group had a “fraudulent scheme” going at Atlantic Social, a sprawling restaurant at 673 Atlantic Avenue.
The suit alleged that Talde and his team used the Atlantic Social staff to do work for their other restaurants, and that they diverted sales from Atlantic Social to businesses like Talde, which the Menexas’ do not own.
The group’s attorney issued a statement denying the brothers’ allegations: “This entire complaint is preposterous. We look forward to resolving this matter appropriately in arbitration, which is what the parties’ contracts require.”
Dale Talde Nationality
Is Dale Talde Filipino? He is of Filipino-American nationality. He was born in Chicago to Filipino parents.
Dale Talde Ethnicity
Chef Dale Talde is of Asian ethnicity and Filipino heritage.
Dale Talde Instagram
Dale Talde’s Instagram handle is @daletalde.