Award-winning chef-restaurateur Tom Douglas, Microplane, and introduce a line of multi-functional gadgets that will inspire home chefs and build confidence in the kitchen. This coarse grater effortlessly grates hard cheeses such as Parmesan and Romano, as well as a wide range of fruits and vegetables, including pears, apples, coconut, carrots, peppers, and ginger. The grater features patented, razor-sharp teeth; a durable stainless-steel frame and blade construction; a nonslip rubber end; and a black, ergonomic, soft-touch handle for a comfortable, sure grip. Measuring 12 inches by 3 inches by 1 inch, the gadget is dishwasher-safe and is made in the USA. A plastic blade cover is included. Tom Douglas by Pinzon Microplane Chef Series graters also are available in four other blade styles: medium ribbon, fine grater, extra coarse grater, and large shaver. About Tom Douglas Tom Douglas is an American chef, restaurateur, and writer. He is well known for helping to define Northwest cuisine and igniting the Seattle restaurant scene, winning the James Beard Award for Best Northwest Chef in 1994. Since 1989, Tom has opened five of Seattle’s most popular restaurants: Dahlia Lounge; the Greek-inspired Lola; Serious Pie pizzeria; Palace Kitchen; and Pike Place Market’s iconic seafood restaurant, Etta’s. He also owns Dahlia Bakery, famous for its Triple Coconut Cream Pie. Tom is the author of Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen, named Best American Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation, Tom's Big Dinners, and I Love Crab Cakes! He bested Masaharu Morimoto in an episode of Iron Chef America and was named 2008 Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year. Tom is currently working with on an exclusive line of kitchen and dining products, aimed at building confidence in the kitchen. Visit the to browse his full line of Tom Douglas by Pinzon products, discover Tom's all-time favorite cookbooks, and find delicious recipes to make with his kitchen products.