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Flavor Kitchen

Keep track of all the latest tips, trends and up-to-the minute product information from our Clearwater Beverage and Marketing team. This is the place to check for the hottest, the latest and the best flavors for all things drinks and culinary.


Meet The Family: Sam

Meet The Family: Sam

At Monin, the only thing more unique than the flavors we make are the people behind those flavors! As a family-owned company, it’s no surprise that we’re incredibly passionate about our people.  In fact, the story of our brand has always centered around people, from the very beginning when Georges Monin conjured up the idea of creating flavored cordials in his home kitchen to entertain friends and family back in 1912. Today, we have teams all over the world, each with a shared passion for creativity and innovation. We thought we'd take this time to introduce you to a few of the individuals that make Monin such a special place to work.

Next up, meet Sam...


My Monin Story

by Sam A.

I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where I grew up a middle child of thirteen siblings. Some of us attended a boarding school where I learned to be social and independent at an early age. Most of my lifelong friends are my former classmates that I attended boarding school with. In my early adult life, I traveled around often, that’s how I ended up in New York and eventually settling down in Clearwater, Florida.


In 2005, I started my journey at Monin, I can proudly say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made. From the first day I walked in, I knew this was the place that I was going to work for the rest of my life. The amazing people I work with and the great benefits that come with my job are things that I have not found at companies I have worked for in the past. At Monin, I feel as if I’m growing and getting better with age, just like the company is.

I’ve tasted many recipes made with Monin products but if I must pick my favorite, it would be the Hawaiian Island. This flavor takes me on a journey even when I’m not traveling. I always tell my family and friends that I have a sweet job (pun intended).


Other facts about me:

  • I like being close to the water, but I can’t swim
  • I’m a Chelsea FC fan for life
  • I love traveling, I once went around the world in 72hrs (New York, to London, to Dubai, to Japan, to San Francisco, and back to New York)
  • I have 50 things on my bucket list and only 20 more to complete


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