The Basics of Chocolate Manufacture & Applications

Virtual Course | Nov. 9-11, 2021

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Agenda Overview

Choose from two session times:
AM Session – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST | PM Session – 2:00-5:00 p.m. EST

All demos and lectures will be given by instructors live from the facilities of Tomric Systems, Inc. Attendees will receive a digital course book, a certificate of completion and additional reference materials.

Please register by Oct. 15 to receive a chocolate tasting kit shipped to your address.


  • Science
  • Methods


  • Types of moulds
  • Basics of ganache
  • 3D moulding
  • Shell moulding, filling and capping


  • Equipment
  • Enrobing troubleshooting
  • Using the enrober

Chocolate Manufacture

  • Origin
  • Stages
  • Equipment
  • Standard of identity
  • Interactive sensory session


Jim Bourne

Jim Bourne, Hilliard’s Chocolate System

About Jim

Brian Donaghy

Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems, Inc.

About Brian

Joe Sofia

Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

About Joe

Marlene Stauffer

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

About Marlene

Nico Tomaselli

Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli

About Nico

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$295 per person for employees of PMCA member companies
$295 per person + cost of membership for non-member companies

Fill out a membership application here. Or, please contact PMCA if unsure of your membership status.

Membership Payment Categories:
$275.00 — Consultants less then 5 employees, entrepreneurs and emerging companies less than 10 years in business
$600.00 —  100 employees maximum working directly in the confectionery industry
$825.00 —  1,000 employees maximum working directly in the confectionery industry
$2,650.00 —  More than 1,000 employees working directly in the confectionery industry

Fee includes all course materials and a certificate of completion.


PMCA reserves the right to cancel the course or make changes in the course or instructors. If PMCA cancels the course for any reason, full refunds will be made.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations by registered attendees will be accepted two weeks before the course starts, subject to a $20.00 cancellation fee. After Oct. 26, 2021, no refunds will be made. A substitute may be named at any time.

Personal Liability:

PMCA, PMCA staff, course instructors and the host facility are not responsible for any personal injury or other condition sustained or arising during the course.