Follow Us

Countdown til Showtime!

#phillycandyshow

Seminars & Events

EVENTS


Click to Download


A Taste of The Industry:
Attendees may participate in a taste competition on the show floor (Think Blind Pepsi® Challenge) comparing differing flavors of a specific product. Tasting “competitors” will be given a specific number of pieces of a confectionery product and must record their guess for the correct flavor in each category (fudge, chocolate or jelly bean). The winners will be awarded one of the $50 Gift Vouchers to be used at any vendor of their choice at the 2018 January Show. The events take place daily in Hall E. See show signage for specific times and A Taste of the Industry details. Special thanks to the event sponsors: Giambri’s Quality Sweets, Jelly Belly Candy Company and Country Fresh Foods.

SEMINAR PROGRAM

137th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show

SOME of the Seminars offered at the January 2018 Show in Oaks Include:

Download Here

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.