Chocolatier, Helper

Minimum ITI

Minimum 0-2 years of experience required

The tasks a Chocolate Maker, Helper is expected to perform include:

Operating machines and equipment to relieve regular operators engaged in processing cocoa beans

Controlling roaster that roasts cocoa beans

Tending mill to grind nibs (cracked cocoa beans) into liquid chocolate of specified fineness

Managing hydraulic press to extract cocoa butter from chocolate liquor

Operating cocoa room machinery and equipment

Grinding and pulverising cocoa cakes into cocoa powder

Mixing ingredients, such as chocolate liquor, sugar and powdered milk to make sweet chocolate

Operating refining machine to grind chocolate paste to specified consistency

Operating tempering equipment to control temperature of chocolate in cooling process

Tending moulding machines, pressure cookers and dryers

Assisting in supervising and training production line workers

Basic knowledge of the baking procedures

Skilled in tempering, moulding and sculpting chocolates

Basic knowledge of grinding and refining techniques

Skilled in using a thermostat

Knowledge of various methods to dehydrate the cocoa beans

Knowledge of different flavours and other ingredients added to chocolates

Equipped in operating machines and equipment used in processing cocoa

Basic knowledge of the entire process of chocolate making

Not applicable



Team player

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?

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution in 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 the 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.

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

Candy and chocolate making companies


Food processing companies

Cities and towns across India