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MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019

8:00 AM Welcome, Course Overview and Introductions
8:20 AM The History of Chocolate
8:45 AM The Art of Chocolate Manufacture
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Selecting the Right Chocolate for Your Products and Operation
11:15 AM Chocolate Tempering Theory
12:00 PM Lunch Provided and Review of Problem Candies
1:00 PM Chocolate Handling and Troubleshooting
   • Melting Chocolate
   • Common Mishandling Mistakes
   • Methods of Tempering Chocolate
   • Group Review of Truffle and Meltaway Bases
4:30 PM Review the Day


TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019

8:00 AM Introduction to Chocolate and Tastings
9:00 AM Tempering and Bloom - Everyday Applications
9:45 AM Transforming Chocolate Into Confections: Truffles and Meltaways
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Introduction to Chocolate Enrobing Techniques
11:15 AM Moulding Techniques
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Lab Session: Hands-On Chocolate Making with Station Rotations

 • Moulding and Depositing Basics

 • Dipping and Forming Bark

 • Making Fine Truffles

 • The Secrets of Enrobing
4:30 PM Review the Day


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019

8:00 AM How to Operate an Excellent Food Business

 • Quality Control and Traceability Practices

 • Product Labeling

 • Good Manufacturing Practices
   • Storage and Handling Best Practices
9:45 AM Maintaining and Extending the Shelf Life of Your Confection
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Chocolate Artistry
11:30 AM Lunch Provided
  Open Forum with Instructor Panel 
12:30 PM Chocolate Artistry (cont.)
3:30 PM Final Instructor Panel Discussion
4:30 PM Review the Day


THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019

8:00 AM GMP Lab
9:00 AM "School of Chocolate Knowledge" Quiz
9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM Discussion and Application of Quiz Materials
10:30 AM Course Evaluations
11:00 AM Review of Day
  Course Certificate Presentation 
12:00 PM Departure (Boxed Lunches Provided "To Go")

The Art of Chocolate Manufacture