Dominique Crenn, 3-Michelin Star Chef, Has Breast Cancer

Dominique Crenn, 3-Michelin Star Chef, Has Breast Cancer

San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn shared her breast cancer diagnosis on Instagram.

Chef Dominique Crenn Has Breast Cancer

San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn — the first woman at the helm of a U.S. restaurant to receive three stars from the Michelin Guide — has announced that she has breast cancer.

The French chef, honored with the stars for the modernist San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn that she opened in 2011, shared the news in an Instagram post. 

She wrote: "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."

She added, "For all the women who have been on this journey before me and now with me, my heart is with you."

Among the many messages of love and support in the comment section was one from Bravo's Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, who wrote plainly: "Stay strong, f--k cancer."

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