Chantal Cooke

Chantal Cooke

Chantal Cooke is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, travel writer, and co-founder of the UK’s ethical radio station PASSION for the PLANET. She has been vegetarian for over 30 years and is passionate about promoting tourism as a force for good – especially when it comes to food. Her key focus is ethical and responsible food tourism, in particular helping restaurants and other food venues cater to, and benefit from, the growing vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian market. Chantal was appointed a London Leader in Sustainability by the Mayor of London for her work promoting green and ethical living. Chantal has worked as journalist / presenter for the BBC, commercial radio, national newspapers and magazines for over 25 years. She has reported from Bosnia and Northern Ireland, and written travel articles for the Independent on Sunday and The Guardian. In 2002 she set up PASSION for the PLANET, which broadcast on DAB and via the Internet, picked up a number of awards and attracted an audience of over 100,000. During that time, Chantal interviewed over 6,000 people. She is author of two books and has been featured in a number of business books and even a novel!