Food Tech Master 2023 - Snack Pellets and Breakfast Cereals Processing

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Food Tech Master 2023 - Snack Pellets and Breakfast Cereals Processing

The next edition of FOOD TECH MASTER will take place in September 2023 and will focus on Snack Pellets and Breakfast Cereals.

By Pavan S.p.A.

When and where

Date and time

Mon, 25 Sep 2023 09:00 - Fri, 29 Sep 2023 17:30 CEST


GEA Pavan 1 8 Via Monte Grappa 35015 Galliera Veneta Italy

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About this event

  • 4 days 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The FOOD TECH MASTER is a professional training course organized by GEA Academy with the aim of sharing knowledge and expertise on food production technology.

The 2023 FOOD TECH MASTER edition will focus on snack pellets and breakfast cereals processing and it will take place in September 25th-29th.

The course will be held at GEA Pasta and Extrusion Technology Center in Galliera Veneta, Italy.


Course language: English

(The course may be available in other languages depending on the total number of applicants for a given language.)


The seminars will be held by Professors of the academic community, industry leaders and Process Engineers of GEA Snack Pellets Technologies Division. Topics will cover the entire pellets production process, from theoretical aspects to extremely practical issues as trials in a pilot plant and panel tests for sensory evaluation.

The seminar will focus on issues such as raw materials, extrusion technology, heat treatment and drying process, production technology and processing, energy recovery and efficiency, process automation, packaging and product and production quality.


The course package includes mentioned services.

  • VALUE: 40 hours of classes, attendance to all training sessions, trials, sensory tests; access to all presentations; proceedings articles
  • CERTIFICATE: Certificate of Food Tech Master status
  • ACCOMMODATION: 4 stars Hotel accommodation
  • MEALS: Breakfast, coffee break, lunch and dinner
  • TRANSFER: From/to Venice Airport. Daily transfers from hotel to GEA Headquarters and back. Transfers in the evening for dinner, when necessary.
  • AFTER WORK: Guided city tours in the evening. (Tours may be cancelled in case of bad weather)


The early bird discount is available for the tickets bought within 28/02/2023.


Participants belonging to Italian companies must select tickets from the ITALIAN category (IVA/VAT applied).

Program overview


  • Raw materials (potato based)
  • Raw materials (cereal based)
  • Minor ingredients and additives
  • Basics of extrusion
  • Cereal pellets production technology
  • Potato pellets production technology
  • Frying and flavoring
  • Direct Expanded production technology
  • Flaked breakfast cereals production technology
  • Salty and sweet coating process
  • Stackable Potato Chips production technology


  • Technology Center trials: Practical demonstrations for snack pellets and direct expanded processing
  • Laboratory, analytical methods and final product evaluation


Lessons and visit at a snack pellets production plant:

  • Company presentation
  • Snack pellets production
  • Development and industrialization of Snack Pellets – case study
  • Visit to the production plants
  • Markets overview and management

About the organiser

Organised by
Pavan S.p.A.

GEA is among the worldwide leaders, in the design and engineering of technologies and integrated product lines for cereal based food: from the handling of raw materials to the final packaging. It provides a full service strategy that goes from the research and development of new products, to the project and design of manufacturing plants, to the final after-sales training and client services.

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