Tom Douglas

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Birthday
2, 1958
Birthplace
Delaware
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1958 (age 60)
Birthplace
Delaware

About

The 1994 winner of the James Beard Foundation's Best Northwestern-region Chef Award, this founder of such Seattle restaurants as Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen, and Lola's also penned a popular cookbook titled Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen.

Before Fame

He began his culinary career by working as an assistant chef at Wilmington, Delaware's Hotel DuPont.

Trivia

He operated a Prosser, Washington farm that supplied much of the produce for his Seattle restaurants.

Family Life

He and his wife, Jackie Cross, became parents to a daughter named Etta and opened a restaurant, Etta's Seafood, in her honor.

Associated With

He defeated renowned Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto on a 2005 episode of Iron Chef America.