Short Course - The Science of Confectionery Processing and Manufacture Training Workshop
This course may be delivered in UCC in 2022, subject to demand
This intensive three-day training workshop will provide participants with knowledge of the principles of confectionery science, beginning with basic principles and working through various confectionery applications. Starting with principles of controlling phase transitions of sweeteners (sugar and sugar-free), the workshop will then focus on different sugar confectionery categories including hard sweets, caramel and fudge, aerated confections, and gummy/ jelly sweets. The workshop will finish with a focus on chocolate. The workshop will provide opportunities for personal contact and networking with the lead trainer and industry colleagues in both the lecture-style instruction as well as practical teaching elements.
Who should attend?
- Confectionery and chocolate manufacturers
- Confectionery and chocolate ingredient suppliers
- Quality personnel
- Research and development personnel
- Sales, production, and managerial personnel who wish to increase their knowledge of confectionery technology
- Food graduates who need a refresher course
Some knowledge of food science would be beneficial
- Overview of confectionery science
- Introduction to sweetener chemistry
- Sweetener physical properties/ phase transitions (includes sugar free)
- Sugar cooking/ hard confectionery (includes sugar free)
- Fondant/ cream confections
- Caramel/ fudge
- Gummy/ jelly confections
- Aerated confections
- Chocolate overview
- Chocolate tastings and discussion
- Bloom in chocolate
Practical teaching sessions will be included throughout the workshop programme
The Lead Trainer
Professor Richard Hartel is a Professor of Food Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is lead coordinator of several industry-oriented confectionery courses at Wisconsin as well as instructor of an advanced confectionery science course within the University. He is lead author of the recent book ‘Confectionery Science and Technology’ which is based on the 2-week summer candy school for industry (https://foodsci.wisc.edu/extension/candy/).
The content of this UCC FITU course draws from materials delivered in the resident course at University of Wisconsin-Madison which has been running for more than 50 years.
The cost of the course is €990; this includes tuition, course manual, lunches, refreshment breaks, and a Digital Badge Award. This course may be part-funded by Taste4Success Skillnet for eligible applicants.
To register or to get further information, please contact:
Dr Angela Sheehan
Food Industry Training Unit
School of Food and Nutritional sciences
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science University College Cork, Ireland
+353 21 4901423 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ucc.ie/fitu