Dominique Crenn, the first woman in the US to ever be awarded a three-star Michelin, has enforced a no-meat policy across her San Francisco-based restaurant group, Crenn Dining Group. Land animal meat will be prohibited while seafood, egg and dairy will remain as ingredients for dishes on the menu.
The new initiative follows the Michelin-starred chef’s enforcement of the no-meat policy from her tasting menu at her first restaurant, Atelier Crenn, two years ago.
“Meat is insanely complicated—both within the food system and the environment as a whole—and, honestly, it felt easier to just remove it from the menus altogether,” shared Crenn.
The chef is hopeful that the move will reduce her environmental impact and set an example to other chefs.