Chantal Coady

Chantal Coady

Founder of Rococo Chocolates

http://www.rococochocolates.com
Chantal Coady, founder of British chocolatiers and cocoa growers Rococo, started the business after graduating from art school in 1983. Coady has been pivotal in changing the UK chocolate scene, weaning people away from sugary confectionery to single estate dark chocolate. Working with the Grenada Chocolate Company has inspired a radically different approach: Tree to Bar, adding value all the way back to the place where it grows. Creating a cocoa micro economy, engaging cocoa farmers and village communities who benefit directly from this radical business model, where finished bars of chocolate are transported by sail across the oceans instead of cocoa beans. The first person to be awarded an OBE for “Services to Chocolate Making”. Married to James Booth, they live in Vauxhall London with 2 teenagers, a cat & an 8 foot cocoa tree. 

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