Dale is another self-taught chef who will bring some flair to the competition. He's been cooking for over a dozen years. He began by flipping burgers in Iowa City, Iowa during college, got addicted to the rush of working on the line. He then moved to Chicago thinking that he would make a little money and then go to school, but never got past the thrill of the kitchen, and has been just cooking his way through the trenches in Chicagoever since then. he is currently a consultant, he paid his dues at restaurants like Trio and Blackbird before starting his next venture: opening his own restaurant. Dale will bring his highly competitive streak, along with his skill in French American cuisine to the challenges ahead.