Born in Kent, but now resides in Mid-Cornwall, not far from the port of Falmouth, Dale has worked at numerous restaurants and hotels in both his home county and Cornwall respectively.
Dale has been at Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth for over a year now, taking over just before the busy Summer season. Along with the team Dale has introduced a fine dining evening menu alongside theme nights every month and BBQ grill and a seafood bar throughout the summer. Autumn 2016 also saw Dale's first foray on our TV screens, getting to the quarter finals of BBC's Masterchef: The Professionals.
The future looks bright as Dale continues to challenge himself with preparing new menus, experiment with new produce and push his cooking flair into new styles. As well as aiming to win many more awards and accolades with his team and making the place a roaring success as he has been doing for many years in every kitchen hes ever cooked in.
Before moving to Gylly, Dale fronted the team at Merchants Manor, which saw the hotel awarded 4 AA star rating, go from strength to strength from sold out event nights, back to back Wedding bookings through the summer months and Christmas parties all through December. Along the way being written about in the National press, displaying his skills in the kitchen at food festivals throughout Cornwall and the surrounding areas and getting to the final of the South West Chef of the Year 2 years on the bounce.
Prior to this he had a successful year at Bustophers Bar Bistro, a year that saw Dale (and Bustophers) go from reach new heights. Not only had Dale and his team secured a third successive year at the Cornish Challenge final, but also retained Bustophers AA rossette with impressive comments, receive a highly commended verdict in the Michelin Guide, had numerous great write-ups in regional newspapers and magazines, was a featured chef at the Cornish Food & Drink festival (again), and came joint second in The Food Magazines' South West - Best Local Chef Of The Year, as voted for by thousands of readers.
Also before the successes at Bustophers, Dale had an outstanding 2 years at The Pandora Inn, where he and his team won the Cornish Challenge and helped steer the pub to win Cornwall Tourisms' Pub of the Year. Dale left just weeks prior to the fire that gutted the famous pub, and was glad to see it return to its former glory the following year.
Dale is a proud father of 3 and as anyone whos ever met him, a life long Liverpool FC supporter and keen golfer. It also goes without saying that along with most chefs a healthy interest in all aspects of food, produce and cooking.