Tom Douglas was born on August 2, 1958, in Wilmington, Delaware. Douglas moved to Seattle in 1977. Soon after arriving, he started working in a variety of jobs from general construction to serving as a railroad car mechanic. As of 2006, Douglas lives in Ballard, Seattle, Washington and in Prosser, Washington with his wife and business partner, Jackie Cross, and their daughter, Etta. Their farm in Prosser provides a variety of produce that are used in his Seattle restaurants.
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