Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chat Live With Top Chef Season 4's Dale Talde

Dale Talde of Top Chef will be answering questions direct from fans during a LiveCloud VIP-Talk session on October 15th

The chat event is accessible on October 15th from 6pm – 7pm (PDT), click here to join chat. Also, questions can be submitted in advance of the event.

Dale, a sous chef at Buddakan, one of New York's hottest restaurants, was born and raised in Chicago, where he helped open the renowned restaurant Jean Georges Vong. In Chicago, Dale worked with distinguished chefs like Carrie Nahabedian and Shawn Mcclain. With his Filipino background, Dale focuses on Asian flavors. "I love the balance that Asian cuisine offers the salty, sweet, bitter and sour and the textures it provides for different experiences in every bite." One of Dale's kitchen favorites is a dry aged Kobe rib eye. Dale says cooking meats is one of his favorite things to do in the kitchen and the technique that goes into properly searing and basting a rack of lamb or steak shows a lot of love. A motto that drives Dale is "expect perfection, because if you fall short you’re left with greatness."

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