“When we support farmers, it opens up a world of possibilities for future growth.”
—Dominique Crenn, Michelin-starred chef


The Root Project was envisioned collectively by Chef Dominique Crenn and Michelle Jean, co-founder of Zesa Raw days after Hurricane Matthew devastated the island of Haiti. Today, Root Project is a group of socially conscious chefs, food enthusiasts, social impact entrepreneurs and influencers who are committed to sustainable agriculture as a means of economic development in Haiti.    

Photography provided by PADF


Chef Dominique Crenn

Michelin Star Chef, The World’s Best Female Chef 2016 ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants , Chef Table, Netlix, Owner of Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn & Bar Crenn,

Ambassador, Root Project Haiti

Chef Andrew Zimmern

TV Personality, cookbook author,  food writer, teacher,  won the James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Food Personality. Co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods America and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World


Chef Manoella Buffara

World’s Best 50 Restaurants. Latin America's hottest young chefs by celebrating the diverse natural produce, Owner of Restaurant Manu