Course Schedule

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Premium Chocolate Centers

Tomric Systems, Buffalo, NY
June 20-23, 2023
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About the Program

In keeping with its primary goal of helping confectioners manufacture better products through education and information, PMCA offers a series of specialized training courses. Each course combines classroom and hands-on training. The courses are held at the facilities of  a confectionery manufacturer or an approved university facility and are conducted by well-qualified facilitators.

The program has been designed to create opportunities for economical and practical training. Most courses are two to three-and-a-half days long in order to accommodate the regular job demands of participants.

Registration & Fees

Only PMCA members can register for courses. Non-members can purchase a membership along with course registration. Tuition typically covers course materials, lunches, welcome reception or dinner and bus transportation between hotel and factory if applicable.

Past course topics include:

  • Chocolate Manufacture
  • Using Compound
  • Caramel, Fudge & Toffee
  • Premium Chocolate Centers
  • Panned Confections
  • Hard Candy
  • Functional Confectionery
  • Starch & Starchless Moulding
  • Food Safety & Quality Management
  • Chewing Gum Technology

Spotlight On: Panning

Panning technique is truly a combination of art and science. Learn more about our panning course, with commentary from our lead instructor as well as attendees from 2017.

Past Course Highlights

View press releases, photos, course contributors, instructors and participants from our most recent courses.