Fil-Am Chef Dale Talde sued for $3.5M by business partners
Business partners at Atlantic Social are suing Dale Talde and his restaurant group for $3.5 million under the grounds of sabotaging and fraudulence towards the Barclays Center-area restaurant since it opened last year.
Dale Talde, most known for his participation in the Top Chef–a reality cooking show—was accused by brothers George and Steven Menexas on Tuesday, alleging that Talde and his partners of the Three Kings Restaurant Group had a “fraudulent scheme” going at Atlantic Social.
The suit alleges that Talde and his team used the Atlantic Social staff to do work for their other restaurants, and that they diverted sales from Atlantic Social to businesses like Talde, which the Menexas’ do no
Talde’s side responded to the accusations stating: “This entire complaint is preposterous. We look forward to resolving this matter appropriately in arbitration, which is what the parties’ contracts require.”
Besides the allegation of using Atlantic Social staff for other restaurants, the brothers accuse Three Kings of taking equipment such as a $2,329 freezer from Atlantic Social to use at other locations. They also claim one of the Three Kings’ managers deleted “large amounts of information” from the Atlantic Social computer.