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Meet Max & Ally
Max & Ally share a deep passion for exploring world cultures. Their favorite way to do this is through food. College sweethearts, they have lived, worked, & traveled for decades throughout Europe, Canada, and Asia. Between them they speak 6 languages.
Max Sinclair holds an M.B.A. and a Honors Bachelor of Commerce, and spent 12 years as a management consultant & partner for one of the world's largest New York-based international consulting firms with Fortune 100 clients around the world. Yet he remains an artist at heart. A self-taught designer and photographer, he creates all of the packaging and graphics for Cocopotamus chocolate. He started cooking at age 9 and draws inspirations for chocolate from his mastery of Chinese, Greek, French, Italian, and Indian cuisines. Having all of Cocopotamus products be gluten-free is important to Max because he has Celiac.
Ally Sinclair, a self-confessed chocolate addict, holds a B.A. in Communications and both Professional Chocolatier and Master Chocolatier qualifications from École Chocolat. She also worked as magazine editor before entering the world of food full time. Her love of travel and world cuisines merged with her training as a home baker, at the hands of her father and grandmother, which began at age 2. Ally's days as a high school student in Japan started her love of travel and languages. She immersed herself in the Japanese language and tea ceremony. When in a new country, she especially loves to see the old-fashioned, traditional desserts.