Sucheta Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer, author, cooking instructor and philanthropist. As the founder and executive director of Go Eat Give, Sucheta’s personal mission is to raise awareness of global cultures through meaningful travel, good eating, and community interaction. She founded Go Eat Give as a blog in 2011, through which she wanted to educated readers about sustainable and volunteer traveling, learning about authentic cuisines, and engaging with locals. Go Eat Give is now a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit serving audiences across 120 countries.
Originally from India, Sucheta started discovering the world when she moved to United States at the age of seventeen. By the age of 23, she was teaching international cooking classes and writing restaurant reviews. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Finance and worked in investment banking, market research and human capital consulting. Her vacations to Russia and Morocco, where she volunteered at an orphanage and women’s empowerment center, inspired her to get out of the cubicle, and uncover facts of life by encountering everyday people around the world. Since then, she transitioned from being a tourist to a meaningful traveler. Her favorite things to do while traveling are – exploring neighborhoods, meeting locals, eating at non descript eateries, and visiting markets.
Sucheta has traveled to 70 countries (and counting) bringing back exclusive experiences, which she shares through writing, speaking engagements and cooking classes. She has been a freelance writer for Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle, CheapOAir, CNN, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Cuisine Noir, Do It While You’re Young, Flavors, Examiner, The Huffington Post, Impact Times, Lakelife Magazine, Patch, MixTup, Khabar, Rivaaj and Travel+Escape. Sucheta has presented at The New York Times Travel Show, Travel and Adventure Shows, Taste of Atlanta, Global Humanitarian Summit, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and James Madison University among others. She teaches cooking classes around the US. Sucheta served on the board of Refugee Family Services, a non-profit that supports refugee women and children achieve self-sufficiency. She is part of the Travel + Social Good media network.
Sucheta is author of a series of children’s illustrative books on travel called Beato Goes To. The stories are meant to inspire young readers to learn about different countries and cultures, as well as develop their own wanderlust. Beato Goes To Greenland, Beato Goes To Israel and Beato Goes To Indonesia are available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Books-A-Million and through the publisher, Mascot Books.
Sucheta was named 40 Under 40 best and the brightest by Georgia Trend magazine in 2016, one of the five most influential bloggers on culture in the world by the Foundation of Florence, Italy in 2012. She was a finalist for the Atlanta Press Club 2012 Award of Excellence, and nominated for Caribbean Journalism Award 2015.
Sucheta is a member of American Culinary Federation, Association of Food Bloggers, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Atlanta Food Blogger’s Society, Travel Bloggers Association, International Women Associates, Georgia Council for International Visitors, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Atlanta Press Club. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and a few furry babies.