In keeping with its primary goals to promote better products through education and information, PMCA is pleased to offer a series of specialized training courses. Each course is held at the facilities of a confectionery manufacturer or an approved university facility, is conducted by well-qualified facilitators and provides both theoretical and hands-on training.
The program has been designed to create an opportunity for economical and practical training for employees of confectionery manufacturers of all sizes, and for suppliers who wish to become better versed in confectionery production. All courses are twoand-a-half to four days long in order to accommodate the regular job demands of participants.
- Cacao Origins
- Raw Materials
- Manufacturing Processes
- Food Safety &
- Quality Troubleshooting
- Hands-on exercises, demos, videos
- Sensory training
- Plant tour hosted by Barry Callebaut
Featuring a wine and chocolate tasting led by Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, Executive Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science
Dr. Linda Harris, UC Davis Thalia Hohenthal, Guittard Chocolate Company Peter Jamieson, SPI Pharma Don Livingstone, Mars Wrigley Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli Dr. Selina Wang, UC Davis
Accommodations: Registrants are to make their own hotel reservations.
Hyatt Place - UC Davis
173 Old Davis Rd. Davis, CA
Group name: PMCA Short Course
Room Rate: $209.00 + state (8%) and local (5%) taxes per night
Parking: $15.00 per day for hotel guests
Complimentary Breakfast: No
The cutoff date for room reservations is Monday, August 19, 2019. After this date, rooms will be released for general sale.
Fees: $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 — Up to 100 employees working directly in the confectionery industry
$750.00 — Between 100 and 1,000 employees
$2,400.00 — More than 1,000 employees
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 accommodations if needed.