Samantha Brown, Master Chocolatier
Samantha Brown has been obsessed with all things chocolate for as long as she can remember. As a small child, she had a chocolate scented calculator, pens, pencils, stickers, and lipstick; she wrote many reports on the history of chocolate and chocolate companies; traveled to Hershey, PA almost every summer to tour their factory. She always asked Santa first and foremost for chocolate on her Christmas list. Needless to say, she really loves chocolate and it’s been a big part of her life, well, forever!
As an adult, she began studying chocolate when she began studying to become a teacher. She took local classes in chocolatiering as well as international classes in culinary arts and gastronomy. She has pursued her passion for chocolate for 10 years, taking classes in France and Italy and studying with Ecole Chocolat in Vancouver, Canada. She also completed their Master Chocolatier Course with honours, all the while earning her Masters Degree of Education from Southern New Hampshire University.
With her background in education and her passion for chocolate, Samantha hopes to become “the Julia Child of chocolate.” She firmly believes that anyone and everyone can learn to make gourmet, beautiful chocolates and confections at home with a little practice. As Chef Gusteau says in Ratatouille, “Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great.”