American Association of Candy Technologists

Rocky Mountain Section

Announcement for Utah’s Own and AACT Members- 2015 Food & Candy Expo

It is time again for the annual Food & Candy Expo, April 14 2015 at the Southtowne Expo Center. Utah’s Own members have been given the opportunity of attending the seminars and exhibiting our products. This is totally FREE. The seminars will cover topics such as Food Safety, Extending Shelf-life, etc. The seminars are from 1-4 in the afternoon. From 4-7, you can meet with over 100 vendors that supply your business with ingredients and packaging. This is a terrific chance to meet with suppliers and get information about different products and services. A light lunch is also provided FREE. There are lots of door prizes, too. The opportunity to display your product and talk to other Utah’s Own members is a highlight of the day. Half of an eight-foot table, that is covered and draped, is provided for each business. You can bring signage, business cards, handouts and, of course, samples. The samples aren’t required, but are always welcome. If you need electricity, let us know ahead of time and it can be arranged. Your signs need to be freestanding, or attached to the table. Nothing can be taped to the wall. Water is not readily available. We hope to have 20-30 Utah’s Own business’s displaying. It is a great chance to network. This is not a selling event, but rather for promotion. We expect about 400 people to attend and visit with you. You don’t have to stay at your table, but are free to roam and visit with vendors. You can set up between 12:30 and 3:30. What do you need to do? Go to

Announcement – Seminar: An Introduction to Fine Chocolate – Tasting Class

An Introduction to Fine Chocolate & Tasting Class Time: Monday, March 16th, 2015 Registration 6:45-7:15pm Seminar 7:15-8:45pm Location: Caputo’s Downtown, Market & Deli – 314 West 300 South, Salt Lake City 801-531-8669 Note: Park in Caputo’s parking lot (front entrance, north of Pioneer Park) Cost: $15 per person (Regular price $25) To register please call or email Christina Beer: or 801-230-3317 Please download the attached information flyer. Register early, space is limited. See you...

Seminar topics for 2015 Food & Candy Expo – your IDEAS needed

Hi Everybody, On behalf of the entire AACT Rocky Mountain Team “Happy 2015”! We are in the process of planning our meetings for the upcoming year. We’re in the final stage of securing speakers for the expo and we have a great line up again this year. We would like your input on what you would like to learn about this year. Please be specific and if you have speaker suggestions please chime in. For sure we’ll cover Chocolate Processing Equipment since that will be replaced with a Chocolate Tasting at Caputo’s in March. What other ideas do you have? Please email me, ( and Ruth Kendrick (, our Program Chair. Thanks for your ideas and input! See you in March and watch for our upcoming meeting flyer and newsletter. Gwen Evenstad, Chair Gwen Evenstad R&D Manager Sweet Candy Company® 801.886.8647 (office) 800.669.8669 x 154 801.886.1404 (fax)

Announcement: Tour of Welfare Square – Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In conjunction with the IFT Bonneville Section our local Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) has been offered the opportunity for an exclusive tour through the Welfare Square facility in Salt Lake City. In the course of one hour we will visit the diary, cannery, bakery, and laboratory facilities.  This is a tremendous opportunity to see a wide range of food preparation operations. Where: Welfare Square – 780 West 800 South, Salt Lake City, UT.  Meet a the flag pole on the north end of Welfare Square. When: 1:00pm, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 PLEASE RSVP – See you...

2014 Food & Candy Expo a tremendous success

The 2014 Food & Candy Expo jointly hosted by your Rocky Mountain Section of the AACT and the Bonneville section of the Institute of Food Technologists was an incredible success according to the vendors we surveyed.  All seminars were packed with standing room only and attendance at the Expo kept over 100 vendors busy....