The Chemistry of Chocolate Fermentations to Crystallization Kinetics in the creation of a Cherry Cordial Originally delivered Nov 6, 2013 Developed by: AIChE Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Intermediate Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: Steeped in tradition, chocolate evokes images of artisans making hand crafted delicacies in their kitchen, while little thought is given to the chemistry behind this art. This webinar explores the key reactions that take place in the production of a cherry cordial. From cocoa pods grown within 15° North and South of the Equator, to creation of the liquid center of the finished cordial, creation of this delicacy utilizes examples of multiple chemical processes. The process begins with fermentation of the cocoa beans post harvest, followed by generation of flavors through maillard reactions during roasting and processing. After the chocolate has been produced, crystallization kinetics play an important role in the production of the chocolate shell, and enzymatic hydrolysis makes the filling complete. Anyone who is interested in learning more about chocolate will enjoy this presentation. Presenter(s): Laurent Besin Laurent Besin studied in France and Belgium, gaining his Masters Diploma in Bakery, Pastry and Chocolate at “l’Institut Technique des Métiers de l’Alimentation.” Currently Head of Technical Service & Applications Manager for Barry Callebaut USA, his main responsibilities include troubleshooting at customer sites, formulating recipes and customer training in the handling procedures of chocolate.Read more Nicholas L. Rozzi Nicholas L. Rozzi, Ph.D. is currently the Director, Global Commercialization for Godiva Chocolatier, Inc, responsible for the transition of products from prototypes through industrial production, overseeing product development at Co-Manufacturers and Licensed Product producers, and the development of new ingredient technologies.Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).