On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Coblentz hosted its ninth Women in Conversation program. This year’s event featured Dominique Crenn, celebrated chef and restaurateur, in conversation with Coblentz partner Tay Via.
Recognized as a leader in molecular gastronomy and one of the most accomplished chefs in the world, Dominique Crenn is the first and only female chef in the United States to have been awarded three Michelin stars by the Michelin Guide. In 2018, she was awarded the title of “Best Chef: West” by the James Beard Foundation. Dominique is an advocate for equality, humanity, and the planet. She is the chef-owner of San Francisco restaurants Atelier Crenn (awarded three Michelin stars), Bar Crenn (awarded one Michelin star), and Petit Crenn. Her latest concept, Boutique Crenn, opens soon in the Salesforce Tower.
Coblentz’s women attorneys created Women in Conversation in 2009 as an event to bring together talented, inspiring, and influential women leaders in business, science, the arts, sports, politics, and the community. Women in Conversation allows us to share the stories of celebrated women with our firm clients, colleagues, and friends – women who are themselves at the highest levels in their own fields – in a conversational format.
Our past speakers include television writer, producer, and director Nell Scovell; President of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt; President of the University of California system Janet Napolitano; legendary artist Linda Ronstadt; ODC Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way; Olympic athlete and sports broadcaster Jessica Mendoza; entrepreneur and philanthropist Elinor “Nell” Newman; and film and theater actor Patricia Clarkson.