Chocolate Temperer

Control the equipment that temper chocolates.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chocolate Temperers do?

Controls water-jacketed kettles or automatic equipment that tempers chocolate preparatory to molding or coating operations: Starts pumps to transfer specified quantity of chocolate from storage tanks or dumps block chocolate into tempering kettles. Observes thermometer and turns valves to admit water or steam into jacket of kettle and to alternately heat and cool chocolate, according to temperature time chart specifications. Starts agitators and scrapers to mix chocolate in tank. Tests viscosity of chocolate with viscosimeter, and adds cocoa butter and lecithin as required. Pumps chocolate from tempering kettle through water-cooled column when using automatic tempering equipment. Sets thermometer dial to regulate temperature of chocolate to achieve specified temper.

Should I be a Chocolate Temperer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Meal Temperer

    How to become a Chocolate Temperer

    Most Chocolate Temperers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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