17 – 19 January 2018
Guest of Executive Chef Matthias Schmidberger, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains*****-W-
2 Michelin stars
World’s Best Female Chef 2016
No. 83 – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017
Finalist for Best Chef: West 2016 (James Beard Foundation)
Chef of the Year 2015 (Eater)
“It’s your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude”, says Dominique Crenn, awarded “World’s Best Female Chef” in 2016. As for her creations, this native of France finds her inspiration in the visual arts. For each of her menus she composes a poem to get in the right mood. This is how her modern cookery “still lives” emerge on the plate. An expression of her personality, because for her, living and cooking for guests is like poetry she loves to share with others. Her distinctive style is testimony to her keen interest in using only seasonal produce - fresh from the market, fresh from the sea - and her brilliant talent for inspiring classical haute cuisine in an entirely new way.
Her background reflects international influences. Aged 51, Dominique Crenn achieved great cookery fame in renowned restaurants from Los Angeles to Jakarta, before realising her ultimate personal dream at Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. In next to no time, she became the first female chef in the USA ever to receive two Michelin stars for her style of cookery.