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Dominique Crenn

Chef-Proprietor

Dominique Crenn, the chef-proprietor of three-Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, focuses on cuisine as a craft and the community as an inspiration.

Crenn’s parents had a strong influence on her interest and love for the culinary arts- she began her formal culinary training when she moved to San Francisco in 1988 to work at Stars, under luminaries Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz.

As an active member of the international culinary community, Crenn promotes innovation, sustainability, and equality, through her collaboration with various panels and summits.


+ Best Chef: West, James Beard Foundation, 2018

+ First female chef in the US to receive three Michelin stars, for Atelier Crenn, 2018

+ The World’s Best Female Chef, The World’s 50 Best, 2016

+ First female chef in the US to receive two Michelin stars, for Atelier Crenn, 2011