Top Chef Season 20 Dale Mackay

Dale Mackay

HOMETOWN: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Chef/Co-Owner, Grassroots Restaurant Group
LAST SEASON: Winner, “Top Chef Canada,” Season 1

Dale MacKay was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and knew from an early age that he was destined for the kitchen. He traveled the world, working his way through the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud for a decade before winning the first season of "Top Chef Canada.” Following his time on the show, he moved back to Saskatoon. Over the past eight years, he and longtime co-worker and business partner Christopher Cho have opened five award-winning restaurants in Saskatchewan under Grassroots Restaurant Group. Featuring Japanese, Korean and French influences, the restaurants include Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Little Grouse on the Prairie, Sticks and Stones, Avenue Restaurant and Dojo Ramen. A single dad to his son Ayden, he enjoys spending his free time cooking together, watching movies at home, and training and racing in triathlons. Always testing his competitive side, Dale has also appeared on “Iron Chef Gauntlet,” “Fire Masters,” and “Wall of Chefs.”