Chef Hale began his career in Fort Worth, Texas by working as a personal chef to the President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. From there he created his first catering company, Dining By Design. Dining by Design began by specializing in weddings...lots of weddings. Dining by Design then opened the "Supermarket Chef" program offering in home cooking classes. Later they moved to high end dinner parties bringing a top notch restaurant experience to our clients homes.
Fast forward 10 years later and Chef Hale and his family relocated to Northwest Arkansas.
Chef Hale began BIG sexy Food in January of 2016 specializing high end, in home dining. BIG sexy Food expanded into the food truck business in August of 2016 offering Modern American cuisine with a focus on off the wall burgers.
Chef Hale recently opened Cantina 1836, a true TexMex experience in Fayetteville, AR. Cantina 1836 opened in the same food truck park as BIG sexy Food, right next door in fact.
Chef Hale was a recent winner of Guys Grocery Games on the Food Network, Friend or Foe episode.
Chef Hale recently wrapped on shooting the pilot episode of REdefined, a cooking show where guests chefs are invited to re imagine classic dishes. Chef Hale is the host of this program. He is also the host of the culinary segment for NWA Alive, a locally produced show in Northwest Arkansas highlighting local happenings, entrepreneurial businesses, sports, non-profits, and the food scene.
Food has always been a large part of his life. Cooking with his mother and grandmother are some of his greatest memories. It's that love and tradition that he tries to bring to the plate.