Interview with Chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn, San Francisco

Dominique Crenn is the chef-owner of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, which she opened in January 2011, earning a Michelin star a few months later, and Petit Crenn, which opened in fall 2015. In 2012, she was the first female chef in the US to receive two Michelin stars for her modern vision of fine French cuisine, putting artistry at the forefront. Dominique is an Iron Chef winner and was named Chef of the Year in 2008 by Esquire. A native of France, she received a baccalaureate in economics from the Cours Charlemagne and a bachelor’s degree in international business from the Academy of International Commerce, both in Paris. She is nominated for a 2016 James Beard Best Chef: West award and is the author of Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste, published in 2015.