Dominique Crenn hails from Locronan in Brittany and spent her childhood in France, where the story of an extraordinary woman began. She started her formal education in California, where her family had moved.
Afterward, she began her culinary journey at the renowned Stars Restaurant in San Francisco and later honed her craft in various unique establishments. These experiences led to the creation of Atelier Crenn, a San Francisco establishment that showcases Dominique’s unique French heritage and imaginative dining experiences.
At Atelier Crenn, craftsmanship is paramount, and community is a source of inspiration. It’s not merely a restaurant, but a workshop or studio, driven by Crenn’s modern vision. Here, she pays tribute to “poetic cuisine,” welcoming guests with her signature hospitality and engaging them in conversation at their table.
Chef Crenn’s cooking philosophy focuses on storytelling and sustainable, local ingredients. At Atelier Crenn, her tasting menu reflects her culinary memories and experiences with intricate plating and unexpected flavors. She believes food should create an emotional connection to ingredients, the environment, and the community. Chef Crenn also fosters a collaborative and respectful atmosphere in her kitchen.
As an active member of the international culinary community, Chef Crenn is committed to promoting innovation, sustainability, and equality through her collaborations with various organizations and her frequent participation in panels and summits.