Practical Course in Industrial Chocolate Production (4 weeks) PEC-604 Séminaire expiré

This comprehensive course aims at imparting practical and theoretical knowledge of the industrial manufacture of chocolate products. Starting with the cocoa beans, the participants get to know all stages of chocolate production, including roasting, cocoa mass production, mixing, conching and tempering as well as various fillings and centers.

This course combines hands-on chocolate production and demonstrations on small scale industrial plants with company visits and theoretical input. The theoretical knowledge is provided by the technical instructors of the ZDS as well as by external speakers of specialist companies. During the practical parts the participants produce the products in small groups as well as watch demonstrations using the ZDS' own pilot machinery that allows upscaling. This is hence a direct benefit for the later application in the participant’s company. Raw materials and additives are presented in detail with their characteristics; example recipes are provided as well. Supplementing the course program participants have the possibility to suggest additional relevant topics. To complement the course, visits to manufacturers of machinery, semi-finished and finished products are included.

Theoretical and practical topics:
•    Cocoa bean quality
•    Dark, milk and white chocolate
•    Fillings & centers
•    Praline    
•    Liquor chocolates
•    Fondant and creams
•    Compound coatings
•    Hollow figures
•    Premium confectionery and showpieces
      (2 days with the famous confectioner, G. Maushagen)

Additional theoretical topics:
•    Sustainability and certifications in chocolate production
•    Quality control
•    Off-flavours related to packing
•    Sugar reduction in chocolate
•    Allergen management

Visits to:
•    Chocolate Museum, Cologne
•    Company visits, including machine producers and manufacturers of chocolate and
      confectionery semi-finished and finished products in Germany and Europe

Who should attend?

This course is intended for executives, members of management, company founders, product developers, production staff and purchasing agents who wish to complete their knowledge about chocolate.

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. The ZDS offers diploma in the 2-week sugar confectionery and in this course only. Our diploma is internationally highly recognized.  

Booking both courses is beneficial as the ZDS offers a price discount. The course fee for both, sugar confectionery and chocolate (6 weeks in total), amounts to 13.653,00 € for non-members and 10.953,00 € for ZDS members. Booking is company not person related so that a company can book both courses with different persons attending the parts.

The price includes accomodation in a centrally located 3-star hotel close to the city center of Solingen (single room, incl. breakfast, incl. transfer hotel - ZDS).

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.

Tags utilisés: English,Chocolate,Fillings,Compounds,Hollow Figures,Fondant


19.09.2016 – 14.10.2016  |  Solingen

Practical Course in Chocolate Products (4 weeks)


19.09.2016 | 09:00 Heure


14.10.2016 | 13:00 Heure



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

Nombre maximale des participants

15 Participants de ce séminaire
3 Participant  par entreprise


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Frais de participation

9.961,00 €

Frais de participation réduits (uniquement pour les membres de la ZDS e.V.)

8.000,00 €

Services inclus

•    Course Documentation
      on USB flash Card
•    Refreshments: snacks and drinks
•    Lunch and Dinner at ZDS refectory
•    ZDS-Diploma

Ce séminaire est déjà expiré et ne peut être réservé.

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A partir du 2ème participant d'une entreprise, vous bénéficiez de réductions intéressantes.
Pour les universités, une réduction de 50% est accordée. 


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Vous avez des questions, des demandes et / ou suggestions? Contactez-nous:

ZDS - Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süßwarenwirtschaft e.V.
De-Leuw-Str. 1 - 9
42653 Solingen
T. +49 (0) 212 / 59 61-32

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