Chef Dale Talde
At only 33, Dale Talde, has taken the NYC dining scene by storm with the opening of his popular Asian-American restaurant, TALDE, and the roadhouse-style bar, Pork Slope, both located in the Park Slope, neighborhood of Brooklyn. Dale’s known for his unpretentious, creative and delectable fare, along with his fun, easygoing sense of humor. After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, he began his career in his native Chicago working alongside such famed chefs as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Shawn McClain and Carrie Nahabedian. He moved to NYC in 2005 to further his career and landed at Morimoto. He then worked at Buddakan, where his was Chef de Cuisine, and just prior to launching TALDE he was Director of Asian Concepts for STARR Restaurants, owners of Morimoto, Buddakan and many other restaurants in NYC, Philadelphia and Miami.
In fall of 2012, Dale also became chef/partner in the restaurant, Thistle Hill Tavern, a project his partners John Bush and David Massoni launched in 2010. Many people will remember Dale as a two-time cast member of the hit Bravo TV show, “Top Chef.” This is Dale's first time representing New York and Aqueduct at Taste of Derby.