Chocolate Manufacturing: Intense Practical Course, 08.10. - 02.11.2018 PEC-804 Seminar expired

This comprehensive ‘bean to bar’ course aims at imparting practical and theoretical knowledge about the manufacture of chocolate and confectionery products.

Main focus:

Raw materials and recipes

Cocoa mass production

Production of dark, milk and white chocolate

Standard and alternative processes

Molding and enrobing techniques

Fillings & centers: praliné, fondant and creams

Hollow figures, premium confectionery and showpieces

Cocoa qualities, cultivation and post-harvesting

Quality control: analytics and inspection

Sustainability and certifications in chocolate production


Target audience:

Executives, members of management, company founders

Employees of chocolate and confectionery industry:

Production staff, product development, quality assurance 



Click here to download the program as PDF-File

ZDS diploma

The uniqueness of this course lies in the possibility to obtain not only a certificate of participation, but a diploma in chocolate technology when passing the practical, written and oral exams. Our diploma is internationally highly recognized.  


The price includes accomodation in a 3-star hotel (single room, incl. breakfast). A daily taxi transfer from the hotel to the ZDS (and back, on course days) is included, as well as a Taxi-Transfer from/to Düsseldorf or Cologne Airport.

Sightseeing/Leisure activities

Upon arrival the ZDS offers information about interesting sightseeing and leisure activities, about public transport, shopping, etc. Furthermore regional leisure trips are organized by the ZDS that can be attended by the participants on voluntary basis.
On the last evening of the course a casual farewell dinner with handover of the diploma is given for the participants.

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08.10.2018 – 02.11.2018  |  Solingen

Chocolate Manufacturing: Intense Practical Course (4 weeks)


08.10.2018 | 09:00 o'clock


02.11.2018 | 13:00 o'clock



ZDS - Die Süßwaren-Akademie
De-Leuw-Str. 1-9
42653 Solingen

Participant limit

20 Participants for this seminar
3 Participants  per company


  • EN

Participant fee

10.518,00 €

Reduced Participant fee (only for members of ZDS e.V.)

8.488,00 €

Services included

  • Course Documentation on USB flash Card
  • Accomodation in a 3-star hotel
  • Refreshments: snacks and drinks
  • Lunch and Dinner at ZDS refectory
  • ZDS-Diploma "Chocolate/Confectionery"
  • Taxi-Transfer from/to Düsseldorf or Cologne Airport*
  • * For transfer to other airports, please contact us!

This seminar is already expired and can not be booked.

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For the 2nd and any further participant of the same company attractive discounts are available.
For universities a discount of 50% is granted

We are happy to help

Do you have questions, requests and/or suggestions?
Please contact us:

ZDS – The Academy of Sweets
De-Leuw-Str. 1 - 9
D-42653 Solingen, GERMANY
T. +49 (0) 212 / 59 61-32

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