Learn more about presenters and their topics here.

Live Streamed: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m. EST

Beyond the Basics: Centers for Chocolates – Almost Everything You Need to Know

Truffles, Centers & Applications
Rudi Hauser, Hauser Chocolates

Fat-Based Confectionery Fillings
Jeffrey Fine, AAK

Fondant-Based & Grained Confections
Randy Hofberger, R&D Candy Consultants

Troubleshooting Q&A Panel
Presenters and Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli (moderator)

Beyond the Basics Program Contributors

Tomric Systems, Inc.

Demo Facility Host

Barry Callebaut
Birrn Chocolates of Vermont
Calico Cottage
Hauser Chocolatier
Ryba's Fudge Shop

R&D Candy Consultants

Single Topic Presentations: Live-streamed 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:00 a.m. EST

May 11, 2021
Regulatory Update for the Confectionery Industry 2021
Debra Miller, NCA

June 8, 2021
Why a Food Safety Culture?
Liliana Casal-Wardle, PhD, The Acheson Group

July 13, 2021
Sugar & Caloric Reduction – Challenges & Opportunities
James “Jake” Walsh, Tate & Lyle and Sanjiv Avashia, Tate & Lyle

August 10, 2021
Nuts, Almonds, Chocolate – Functionality, Shelf Life & Liking
Sarah Woodling Houle, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

September 14, 2021
The Base of the Fabric: Women in Cocoa-Growing Communities
Françoise Touré, FarmStrong Foundation, Côte d’Ivoire

October 12, 2021
Sanitary Design
Matthew Archey, Borton-Lawson