European Kettle Club confectionery group creates ZDS training fund

Marking the 70th anniversary of ZDS Central College of the German Confectionery Industry, the European Kettle Club has initiated a sponsorship award for €5,000 targeting adult education, reports Neill Barston

Each year, the club honours a company representative from the region’s sweets and snacks industry who has excelled in the confectionery, chocolate and biscuit industry in research and development.

It also recognises innovation within product quality and production techniques and outstanding marketing and sales implementation, as well as a unique contribution to the industry’s progress.

In recognition of these achievements, the winner will receive a traditional miniature copper kettle and a certificate at the awards ceremony (the 2019 winner Joseph Zotter of Austria’s Zotter Schokoladen).

Starting this year the European Kettle Club will also donate an additional prize money to the winner in a special form: Employees of the company will be able to attend seminars and further training courses at the ZDS to the value of the sponsorship prize awarded. The money from the sponsorship award is well invested.

For more than 70 years now, the ZDS has been known worldwide for its seminars and further training courses (

Every year, participants from more than 30 nations take part in professional conferences and internships, both on-site and online. The focus of these events is on topics related to ingredients, product development, quality assurance and production technology for confectionery.

Well-trained specialists are the guarantee for ensuring the qualitative performance of modern companies – with the European Kettle Club’s sponsorship award, the employees of the award winner can now benefit from this expertise in a special form.

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