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Chef Dominique Crenn Shares Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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“I feel both scared and humbled and yet not alone”

Patricia Chang

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.”

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.”

Petit Crenn

609 Hayes Street, , CA 94102 (415) 864-1744 Visit Website

Bar Crenn

3131 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-0460 Visit Website

Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-0460 Visit Website

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