Toffee Maker

Candy Maker

Minimum No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Candy Maker is expected to perform include:

Mixing and cooking candy ingredients by following, modifying or formulating recipes to produce a product of specified flavour, texture and colour

Cooking ingredients at specified temperatures in an open fire, steam jacketed kettles, in a batch or in continuous pressure cookers

Casting candy by hand using moulds and a funnel

Tending the machine that castes the candy in starch or rubber moulds

Spreading the candy onto cooling and heating slabs

Kneading in the machine-pulling candy

Spinning or rolling the candy into strips that are ready for cutting

Examining, feeling and tasting the product to evaluate its colour, texture and flavour

Knowledge of the different types of candies and the procedure involved to make them

Ability to follow a recipe and work with different cooking equipment

Knowledge of modifying a recipe to change the texture of the candy

Basic knowledge of baking procedures

Skilled in creating new recipes according to demand

Skilled in making hand-made candies

Skilled in using the machines involved in candy-making

Manual dexterity

Not applicable





It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32 per cent of the country?s total food market, the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at a rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. The Indian gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

Candy making is a flourishing business in India as well as abroad. An individual may opt for entrepreneurship in this field or may even work for big candy making companies. The demand for candy has never gone down in the past and is not expected to drop in the future. Therefore, the role of Candy Maker is a great career option and has a promising future in India.

Candy and chocolate making companies


Food processing industry


Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated