The three Michelin star chef Dominique Crenn has confirmed what diners suspected for some time, that the French-born San Francisco-based chef is to take meat off the menu at all her restaurants.
The Crenn Dining Group is not going vegan however, seafood and vegetables will be the focus of the chef’s creations, a policy which took effect as of October 1st of this year.
In a press release, Crenn announced that all her Crenn Dining Group restaurants, including her forthcoming Salesforce Tower project Boutique Crenn, would cease cooking land-based meat to “effect real environmental change.” “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 all together,” she said.
Atelier Crenn has been meat-free for two years already, according to the release, while her bistrot Petit Crenn has never served land-based meat. Bar Crenn, which despite serving classic French cuisine, has also dropped meat from the menu.
Crennis pushing for a switch within the restaurant industry and the food industry in general in respect to sustainability and climate change. She is also an activist for fairer and more human working conditions for chefs and gender equality in kitchens.