Three Michelin star San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she shared in an Instagram post this weekend. “Although I am scared, I have an amazing amount of love from my family, friends and my team who all support me and lift me up,” Crenn wrote.
Crenn will remain in the kitchen “as much as humanly possible” during her treatment, she added. And the chef took a moment to express solidarity with other women who have had breast cancer. “For all the women who have been on this journey before me and now with me, my heart is with you.”
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Beautiful friends, I want to share with you that this last week I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I feel both scared and humbled and yet not alone. One in EIGHT women have breast cancer. I am neither alone nor unique. Although I am Scared, I have an amazing amount of love from my family, friends and my team who all support me and lift me up. As I work through this new challenge I will be in my kitchen as much as humanely possible because being there, engaged in my craft, and with those I love so dearly is what fuels me. For all the women who have been on this journey before me and now with me, my heart is with you.
In 2018, the French-born Crenn became the first female chef in the US to receive three stars from the Michelin guide for her modernist flagship restaurant, Atelier Crenn. Also in 2018, Crenn opened the adjacent Bar Crenn, which received one Michelin star.
Elsewhere, Crenn also runs the smaller Petit Crenn in Hayes Valley, and has announced plans for a new project in the Salesforce Tower — Boutique Crenn, a restaurant, patisserie, and fashion boutique. “It’s an ambitious project,” she told Eater SF after announcing Boutique Crenn. “But, you have to be ambitious in life.”