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(PMCA Production Conference from previous column)
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At the Tuesday night dinner, Walter Vink offered the blessing. Special guests were introduced from visiting associations, including Laura Shumow, of National Confectioners Association and Lacey Hesse, of Retail Confectioners International.
(Above, from left) PMCA Program Committee Chair Judy Cooley, of Global Confection Connections LLC, presents Marie Kelso Memorial Award to Jeffrey Bogusz, Ferrara USA. Bogusz is honored for his 2017 Production Conference Presentation: Panning Equipment - Classic, Belt, Automated and Future State of the Art.
For details about this year's Marie Kelso Memorial Award, please see Link
Dinner speaker Peter Greweling (above, right) of The Culinary Institute of America, inspired the audience with a hands-on presentation, “Chocolate Geodes: Dazzling & Delicious.” Attendees had the chance to perform on stage wearing hard hats to “mine” the confectionery geodes.
Wednesday’s closing day presentations highlighted post-harvest processing, roasting of cocoa beans and conching processes.
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(Fruit display continued from previous column)
Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company, and co-lead of the PMCA Hosted sub-committee, presents unusual fruit flavors to taste.
Special Dwarf Meyer Lemon tree highlights list of fruits on display.
(Wilbur, continued from previous column)
Cargill closed the iconic Wilbur factory (shown below) in 2016, transferring the manufacturing that was done in Lititz to other Cargill facilities.
Above, an architect's drawing of the new Wilbur hotel design.
January 2018 Philly Show
- continued from previous column
Madelaine Chocolate is ready for spring!
In spite of snowstorm effects in the Northeast USA, the Philly Show at Oaks, PA, opened with 5-degree-F temperatures on Saturday, January 6 . . . Some of our readers may remember the ice storm at Valley Forge/King of Prussia in the last century. . . As they say in show biz, “The show must go on.”
Mark your calendars for the September show
WHEN: September 9-11, Sunday-Tuesday 2018
WHERE: The Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA The Hershey Lodge: Great American Hall,
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Sponsored by The Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia Show