A proud son of Filipino immigrants, Dale 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 TALDE—his 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 in Three Kings Restaurant Group, David Massoni and John Bush, launched Pork Slope – a Brooklyn roadhouse serving his take on classic American bar food. In October 2012, he became a partner in Massoni and Bush’s older restaurant, Thistle Hill Tavern. In February 2015, Three Kings opened their second location of TALDE in Jersey City and the third in the fall of 2015, the third outpost of TALDE in Miami Beach at the Confidante Hotel.