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Saturday, November 10 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Scaling Up Your Craft Bean to Bar Chocolate Production

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Economical sustainability and productivity are a challenge for a growing industry. What type of machines could be used to increase volumes, improve quality, and reduce the labour costs. Craft chocolate does not necessarily mean hand-made chocolate and increasing automation allows business owners to focus on beans sourcing, roasting profiles, recipes, conching profiles and most importantly marketing, on promotion and sales. Higher volumes can also decrease consumer prices and allow a wider audience for bean-to-bar chocolate. Some cases of American and foreign chocolate makers will be described.


Lorenzo Datei

US sales manager, Packint Chocolate Machines - Rockgate Group
Lorenzo Datei is a mechanical engineer with specialisation in robotics and automation, with a dissertation about a low speed ball mill for chocolate refining. Second generation business owner, he has been installing, designing, and selling chocolate machines since 2003.

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91