We are thrilled that our own Tom Douglas Co Executive Chef and Partner, Eric Tanaka, gets a little well deserved recognition in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s article “50 Most Influential People in Seattle Right Now.”
The article, which includes ET on a list of game-changing Seattleites, notes that ET’s “early work as an urban planner comes in handy when building the infrastructure of the biggest restaurant company in town.”
Well, there’s that. The article could also have mentioned that ET is one of the best chefs in town, not only for overseeing this company’s upcoming joint and ET’s namesake, Tanaka-san, but also as mentor to all the chefs in the Tom Douglas Company. Also he’s super smart and one of the nicest people we know.
(Note: the Chef of Tanaka-san will be the uber-talented Brian Walczyk, most recently Chef of Brave Horse Tavern.)