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Seminars & Events

EVENTS
for the January 2018 Show in Oaks


Join Us for A Taste of the Industry:
Attendees may participate in a taste competition on the show floor (Think Blind Pepsi® Challenge) comparing differing flavors of product. Tasting “competitors” will be given pieces of a confectionery product and record their guess for the correct flavor in each category. Winners will be awarded a $50 Gift Vouchers to be used at any vendor of their choice at the upcoming Show. The events take place daily in Hall E. Note:the first 10 people arriving at the event get to compete.

See Schedule Below

Taste of the Industry
for the January 2018 Show in Oaks

Saturday, January 6

Taste the Jelly Bean

Saturday 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Sponsored By: Jelly Belly Candy Company


Taste the Fudge

Saturday 3:00 to 3:30 pm
Sponsored By: Country Fresh Foods

Sunday, January 7

Taste the Jelly Bean

Sunday 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Sponsored By: Jelly Belly Candy Company


Taste the Chocolate

Sunday 3:00 to 3:30 pm
Sponsored By: Giambri’s Quality Sweets

SEMINAR PROGRAM
for the January 2018 Show in Oaks

Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show

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*Please be aware that seminars begin at 9 am. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Walk-ins are welcome at the 9 am panel discussions.
**You may register for seminars at the registration desk, Penn College booth (309), Cargill Cocoa & Chocolates booth (324) and Blommer Chocolate Company booth (112).

Saturday, January 6

Candy 101: For Beginning to All Levels of Candy Companies

Starts 9:00 AM
Bring questions for confectionery industry leaders and learn from their years of experience.


Philadelphia Candy Show OPEN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


How to Recoup Value from Goofs off the Line

Starts 1:00 PM
Hear tips and tricks from Joe Sofia (Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate) about what to do about mistakes in production.

Sunday, January 7

Sweet Entrepreneurship—Starting a Small Candy Business

Starts 9:00 AM
Learn some basics from industry colleagues who have succeeded.


Philadelphia Candy Show OPEN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Scaling up Production

Starts 11:00 AM
Chef Charles Niedermyer (Pennsylvania College of Technology) will speak about considerations about expanding production capabilities.


Brewing up New Business using Special Events— Chocolate & Craft Beer Pairing

Starts 1:00 PM
Featuring Rose Potts (Blommer Chocolate) and Mark Sofio (Crowded Castle Brewing Co.). Must be 21 to attend.

Monday, January 8

Candy 101: For Beginning to All Levels of Candy Companies

Starts 9:00 AM
Bring questions for confectionery industry leaders and learn from their years of experience.


Philadelphia Candy Show OPEN

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

New location for fall! • Save the date.

The Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania • September 9 – 11, 2018

Special presentations by Pennsylvania College of Technology Culinary Dept. Williamsport, PA


The logo for Penn State

Sponsored by RCAP 

Charles R. Niedermyer II
Chef Instructor | Department Head | School of Business and Hospitality

Chef Charles and the students will be delight your senses with a tasting of chocolate products

The RCAP has partnered with Penn College of Technology in a “RCAP scholarship fund” for the students which you can be a part of by donating to this fund. Other programs include an internship and employment program. These are for the all members of RACP to take advantage. Stop at the booth talk to the students and pick up all the information.