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PMCA will follow any CDC and local health department guidelines that may be in place during the course. The safety of attendees, instructors and staff is our top priority.

Agenda Overview

Please note, this is a 101-level course.

Chocolate Manufacture – Bean to Bar
Tempering – Science & Methods
Shell Moulding & Piping
Enrobing Techniques

Attendees can take home their own self-created product, from temper to decoration.


Kim Yoder, Barry Callebaut – lead instructor
Jim Bourne, Hilliard’s Chocolate System
Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems, Inc.
Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate
Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli

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Attendees are to arrange their own hotel accommodations. PMCA has reserved a block of rooms for your convenience.

Residence Inn by Marriott Buffalo Downtown
620 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo NY, 14202 | 716-247-5252
Let staff know you are reserving with the “PMCA Block”
Rate: $159 (+13.75% city and state tax)
Room block cutoff date: August 22, 2020


$995 per person for employees of PMCA member companies
$995 per person + cost of membership for non-member companies

Please contact PMCA if unsure of your membership status.

Membership Payment Categories:
$250.00 — Consultants, emerging companies and entrepreneurs
$550.00 —  100 employees maximum working directly in the confectionery industry
$750.00 —  1,000 employees maximum working directly in the confectionery industry
$2,400.00 —  More than 1,000 employees working directly in the confectionery industry

Fee includes all course materials, lunches, a welcome event and shuttle transportation as needed. Light breakfast and snack items will also be available in the classroom, but attendees should arrange their own breakfast and dinner accommodations if needed.


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.

Extended Cancellation Policy: Cancellations by registered attendees will be accepted two weeks before the course starts subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. After Sept. 9, 2020, 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.