Jake’s Take EXCLUSIVE: Chef Dale MacKay

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a privilege to welcome Chef Dale MacKay to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast.

Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Chef MacKey began his career in the culinary industry as a fry cook in Vancouver, British Columbia. He then moved to London, England, where he began working at Chef Gordon Ramsey’s Claridge’s, followed by stints in over Michelin-starred Ramsey restaurants in London, Tokyo, and New York City. He eventually returned to Vancouver to become the executive chef of Daniel Boulud’s Lumiere restaurant, where the restaurant was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award under his direction.

In 2011, Chef Dale MacKey competed on the first season of Top Chef: Canada, where he became the inaugural champion of the franchise. After winning the show and started a Vancouver restaurant, he returned to his hometown, where he founded the Grassroots Restaurant Group with Christopher Cho and Nathan Guggenheimer.  With this group, he opened restaurants in Western Canada including Avenue Restaurant and Bar, Ayden Kitchen and Bar, DOJO Ramen, Little Grouse on the Prairie, and Sticks and Stones.

Chef MacKey is competing on Top Chef: World All-Stars. He will compete against 15 finalists and winners from 11 different Top Chef franchises. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons are back as the hosts, but for the first time in show history, the entire competition shot an entire season abroad.

In the second exclusive podcast interview of 2023, Chef Dale MacKay spoke about the lessons he learned from working with Chef Gordon Ramsey, reminisced his win on Top Chef: Canada, and competing on Top Chef: World All-Stars.


Top Chef: World All-Stars airs on Bravo!

You can connect with Chef Dale MacKay on Instagram.  

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