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Whetting Your "Top Chef" Appetite: Part 2

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 18, 2008 7:00PM

In just a few short weeks, Top Chef Chicago will hit the airwaves and we're counting down the days to the March 12 season premiere. In addition to placing the city's restaurant scene at the forefront of the series and the backdrop for the competition, there are three chefs with local ties competing for the title of "Top Chef."

Chicago native Dale Talde is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and trained in classic French cooking who helped Jean-Georges Vongerichten open up Vong's Thai Kitchen. He currently is sous chef at Buddakan in New York and not lacking in confidence. Watch as Dale explains why he wants to be the next "Top Chef."