Visitors to Patrick Huffman’s office can’t help but notice several of the awards he’s gathered during his 40-plus years in the confectionery industry. There’s the Stroud Jordan award from the American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) he picked up in 1992. Next to it sits the National Confectioners Association’s Distinguished Service Award, which he received in 2010.
This year, Huffman, president and coo of the Warrell Corp., became the 68th Kettle Award recipient. The copper kettle mounted on a walnut base beams brightly on the same shelf.And later this year, he will be inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame.