Chocolate Manufacturing: Intense practical course (3 weeks) PEC-2317 Seminar expired

26.06. - 14.07.2023

For many years we are offering this intensive chocolate manufacturing course. It is one of the most important technical seminars to produce chocolate industrially from the bean to cocoa mass and chocolate and to transform the chocolate by tempering and molding to tablets and filled chocolates. This year, we offer the theoretical part as a self-study course on Moodle. When subsequently staying at the ZDS you will have time to put your acquired knowledge into practice, bring forward your questions and ask for advice, if needed.

In the new concept, we will present the theory of this (former 4-weeks) course online - thus we can offer the course in a shorter presence time and maximum practical sessions on small-scale industrial production machines!


Main focus:

  • Cocoa qualities, cultivation and post-harvesting
  • 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, truffle, fat-based fillings, etc.
  • Cocoa butter alternatives: CBE, CBR, CBS, and fat fillings
  • Hollow figures, premium confectionery chocolates
  • Quality control: viscosity, yield value, allergens, etc.

Target audience:

Employees in the chocolate and confectionery industry:
Production staff, product development, quality assurance

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.  

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26.06.2023 – 14.07.2023  |  Solingen

Chocolate Manufacturing: Intense practical course (3 weeks)


26.06.2023 | 09:30 o'clock


14.07.2023 | 13:00 o'clock




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

Participant limit

12 Participants for this seminar
5 Participants  per company


  • EN

Participant fee

9.690,00 €

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

7.745,00 €

Services included

  • Learning platform Moodle to prepare the basic theoretical knowledge
  • Course documentation in digital form
  • Transport and visit of machinery and raw material supplier and the Chocolate Museum in Cologne
  • Refreshments: snacks and drinks
  • Accommodation at ZDS
  • Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner at ZDS refectory
  • ZDS-Diploma "Chocolate/Confectionery"

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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