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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 nearly 3 years 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, and before this Bustophers Bar Bistro and The Pandora Inn amongst others.

Dale is a proud father of 3 and as anyone whos ever met him will know, a life long Liverpool FC supporter and keen golfer. It also goes without saying that along with most chefs a healthy interest in all areas of food, produce and cooking.

With his ultimate goal to own his own restaurant and put all his skills and creatvity into practice in his own kitchen, we will have to watch this space.

 

Accolades

  • Quarter finalist on BBC's Masterchef: The Professionals 2016

  • South West Chef of the Year 2014 and 2015 finalist and semi-finalist in 2017

  • Three time finalist and winner of the Cornish Challenge

  • Joint second in The Food Magazines' South West - Best Local Chef Of The Year

  • Received highly commended comments from The Michelin Guide

  • Was Chef Patron at The Merchants Manor when the hotel was awarded 4 AA star rating

  • Helped Bustophers retain its AA rosette

  • Was part of a team of local chefs that came together as The Cornish Chefs Club, raising £22,000 for local charities

  • Helped the Pandora Inn win Pub of the Year status at the 2010 Cornish tourism awards

  • Numerous times featured chef at Cornwall Food & Drink festival

  • Opened the 21st annual Falmouth Oyster festival

  • Catered for the Falmouth Tall Ships organizers

  • Featured chef at Padstow Christmas Festival 3 times

  • Several appearances at Boscastle Food Festival

  • Finalist for the Jus-Rol Pastry Competition

  • Cooked for the 1966 World Cup winning football team