Dale Talde's 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 proud son of Filipino immigrants, he grew up immersed in his family's cultural heritage while also enjoying the life of a typical American kid.
Dale applies this distinct Asian-American experience to the menu of his eponymous restaurant, TALDE, located in the Brooklyn's thriving Park Slope neighborhood. Dale opened TALDEhis first restaurant as chef/partner in January 2012, and it quickly became a hit with diners and critics alike. In August 2012 he and his partners, the Three Kings of Kings County, David Massoni and John Bush launched Pork Slope, a Brooklyn roadhouse serving his take on classic American bar food. In October 2012, he took over the kitchen and became a partner in Massoni and Bush's older restaurant, Thistle Hill Tavern.
In winter of 2015, Dale, John and David opened their second location of TALDE in Jersey City along with an Italian restaurant and caf, Carrino Provisions, with their friends and longtime Jersey City residents, Alfonso Carrino and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of HGTV's "Kitchen Cousins," "Cousins on Call" and "Cousins Undercover." In summer of 2015, the Three Kings of Kings County will open the third outpost of TALDE in Miami Beach at the Thompson Hotel.