Dominique Crenn

Dominique Crenn is the chef proprietor of Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, where she has so far won two Michelin stars – the first female chef in America to do so. Crenn is known for her ‘poetic culinaria,’ a highly artistic and evocative modern fine-French cuisine. A graduate of the Cours Charlemagne in Paris with a Baccalaureate in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the Academy of International Commerce of Paris, Crenn grew up in France – the daughter of a politician and food critic to whom her restaurant is a ‘homage’ – and trained in the US under the legendary Jeremiah Tower at Stars, among others. Outside of the kitchen, Crenn serves on panels and boards with local and nationally acclaimed sustainable food activists. She is also the founder and driving force behind “A Moveable Feast,” a series of dinners honoring CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) that pairs prominent local chefs with produce from a single local farm. In 2008, she won the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and five years later was included on “The 2013 Cosmo Power List.” Crenn was recently nominated as a finalist for the Best Chef West James Beard Awards – among many other awards and accolades.