Executive Chef Alexander Dale
Chef Alexander Dale hails most recently from the well-known Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where he served up a menu utilizing ingredients from the island’s community-based farms to surfing royalty, guests and locals. A third-generation chef inspired by his family’s Italian culinary tradition, Dale maintains copies of the original recipes from his grandfather, Alfredo Dilisio, a silent film actor and chef who opened his own restaurant with a loan from the famed fellow silent actor, Charlie Chaplin.
While living in Newport Beach, California, Dale developed a deep appreciation for the sea and secured hisfirst culinary job at the world-famous Newport Beach institution, The Crab Cooker. Dale’s early experiences shaped his approach to preparing the finest locally sourced cuisine. He also served as chief culinary officer for Sea Legs Wine Bar which was awarded “Best California Cuisine” in four out of the five years that Dale was there. He graduated with high honors at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, LosAngeles, California.
At Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, Dale brings the same type of local influence to his signature dishes by sourcing ingredients from local family-run farms and using global techniques with a nod to his Italian roots.