Chef Aaron Sanchez and New Orleans Chef John Besh in Kenskoff, Haiti
On Tuesday, July 30, Chef Aaron Sanchez and New Orleans Chef John Besh received a warm reception in Haiti as they were blocked by a mayor of a town outside Haiti attempted to block them from visiting the farmers market. They had come to the Caribbean nation as visitors from Oxfam America aid group to assist increase awareness concerning food issues. However, the mountain town of Kenscoff mayor, Widjmy Clesca, blocked the chefs together with the journalist in their company from entering. Clesca indicated that the photographers might take pictures unflattering for the town and thus could not allow them to enter. The chefs later decided to leave with their hosts to check on a community organization that collaborate with local farmers.