November 2013 Plant Tour:  Jon Donaire Desserts
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW: 
Jon Donaire Desserts (Rich Products) was established in 1979 and manufactures cheesecakes and mousse desserts. The facility makes fully finished desserts for major customers such as Walmart/Sams, Safeway, Kroger and Jack in the Box as well as smaller markets such as Trader Joes and Jenny Craig.  The facility specializes in New York baked cheesecakes as well as creamstyle, it also manufactures its own non dairy toppings and mousse bases which are used for tiramisu and torte cakes.    
  
Recently, production has increased capacity by 10% and yield by 2%.  The two main drivers for these improvements were reinventing how the facility is scheduled and implementing the Machine Line Optimization (MLO) production system.   Both these innovations continue to drive performance year over year, which not only increased capacity by 10% but has reduced labor by nearly 15%.
 
The Jon Donaire Desserts manufacturing facility plant tour will follow a short presentation on scheduling processes followed by a tour of a dessert manufacturing facility. See how Jon Donaire Dessers uses real time systems to establish, view, and implement schedules to meet customer dessert demands!
 
Note:  Registrations are limited to 20 attendees only!  Hurry to register and pay as slots will close fast.  Once slots have been filled, you will be waitlisted.   NO REFUNDS after registering for the event unless in the case of a medical emergency. 
 
Attendees must wear closed-toed shoes and bring proper identification to the event.    
 

 ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Jon Donaire Desserts was established in 1979 and manufactures cheesecakes and mousse desserts. The facility makes fully finished desserts for major customers such as Walmart/Sams, Safeway, Kroger and Jack in the Box as well as smaller markets such as Trader Joes and Jenny Craig.  The facility specializes in New York baked cheesecakes as well as creamstyle, it also manufactures its own non dairy toppings and mousse bases which are used for tiramisu and torte cakes.      

 

With over 25 years’ experience in the food industry, Tony Del Duca has a wide array of knowledge throughout the industry, from aseptic creamers to High Temperature Short Time processing to fully finished desserts.  Tony began his career with Rich Products, Corp. for Jon Donaire Desserts in 1988 in the ice cream division.  Over the next 8 years he helped build the business from 300,000 cases annually to over 1.25 million.  This was done through innovations such as individual desserts, ice cream pies, and multilayered cakes and fully finished decorated round and ¼ sheet cakes.   

 

In 2007, Tony accepted  the position of plant manager for a non dairy toppings and icings facility owned by Rich Products Corp. in the city of Claremont.  With his history and knowledge of toppings and processing, Tony was able to restructure their mixing and processing procedures which increased capacity by over 15% as well as increasing yield by 7%.  At this time Tony currently holds the role of plant manager for Jon Donaire Desserts in the cheesecake division.

 
REGISTRATION
1. Register (closed)
2. Pay.
 
DATE:
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Early Registration Deadline:
Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Registration is limited to 25 attendees only.
 
AGENDA:
6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration & Networking & Light Buffet
7:00 p.m. Program Starts (Plant Tour Follows)
8:30 p.m. Close of Meeting
A light buffet will be served - plus dessert!
 
LOCATION:

Rich Products/Jon Donaire (map)
9511 Ann Street
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

 

COST:
$30 - Pre-registered Non-members
$20 - Pre-Registered Members
$20 - Pre-Registered Affiliate Member (ISM/ASQ)
$20 - Pre-Registered APICS Student Member
$15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Student Member
$15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Board Member
No walk-ins or late registrations allowed  


Payment must be provided at time of registration. No-shows are billed.
*Preregistered LAPICS student members receive a $10 refund when attending event. Payment is refunded to PayPal account after event. You must belong to a LAPICS student chapter to qualify.