For Samantha Aquim extraordinary creations are only born out of passion and tenacious work. Youngest of an award winning Brazilian catering family, Samantha is graduated originally in psychology assuming the head chef position at the family business after studying and training at the prestigious Ecole Lenôtre in Paris.
In 2009, Samantha started an endless and obstinate journey to discover the cocoa genesis in Brazil. That lead her to develop the prestigious Q0, and later the Q Collection. In 2013, she lectured at Harvard University (for the Academic Nutrition Department) on the Q Process, and exposed the Q0 box during the American Art Latin exhibition of Sotheby’s in New York.
In the same year, the packages of the Q Collection were awarded with the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Festival.