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Trailblazer: Dominique Crenn

Three-star Chef Dominique Crenn is a culinary trailblazer and force to be reckoned with. We're proud to support the Crenn Dining Group Employee Relief Fund with a donation from each sale of Atelier Crenn Blend and Boutique Crenn Espresso. In celebration of PRIDE month, Equator co-founder Helen Russell and Chef Dominique Crenn grabbed a virtual cup of Atelier Crenn Blend together. 

Equator Coffees x Dominique CrennHR: How are you celebrating Pride this year? Will it look different than previous years?
DC: I celebrate Pride everyday, this year is not any different. This has been a difficult year and our community might feel the need for support more than ever. Let’s celebrate one another this month.
HR: Can you tell me a little about your coming out story? Where were you in your life’s journey?
DC: I didn’t have to come out in the traditional way. I have been me all my life. Gay or not gay, I have always just been myself.
HR: What’s one piece of advice you wish you’d been given?
DC: Not everyone is kind and you will face difficulties in life. Be ready for anything life throws at you. It’s not going to be easy.
HR: Has your identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community impacted the way you lead and run your business?
DC: Of course! I always knew that my business would be one of equality. It is one of the core values at Atelier Crenn alongside humanity, sustainability, and excellence.