Dominique Loiseau is a woman of many talents. Trained as a biochemist, teacher and food specialist, she met Michelin-starred chef Bernard Loiseau in 1986. Together they managed his hotel and restaurant La Côte-d’Or (now called Relais Bernard Loiseau). Three children and a third Michelin star later she was appointed hotel director, then administrator of Bernard Loiseau S.A. when the company was listed on the stock exchange.
In 2005, Dominique Loiseau was appointed Vice-President Relais & Châteaux, becoming the first woman ever to hold this position.
In 2008 the Government of France admitted her as Knight of the Order of the Légion d’honneur, the highest honor in France, in recognition of her work as restaurateur.