French chef Dominique Crenn on Thursday became the first woman in the United States to earn three Michelin stars for her modernist San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn.
“It’s an amazing recognition,” an elated Crenn told AFP after the announcement was made by the Michelin Guide. “Amazing for my team and all the work we have done over the years.”
Crenn said she had been celebrating, drinking rose wine all day, and planned to party further with guests and her team later in the evening.
“Who knew that one day Dominique Crenn will get three Michelin stars with her team,” she gushed.
Crenn said she hoped her success would inspire young women to push ahead with their dreams.
“I tell them today, ‘You can do anything you want to do’, it has nothing to do with gender,” she said. “Go out there and just do it.
“Never let someone stand in your way.”
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