The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Training & Foodmate Academy

Get Inspired. Gain Experience.
Be Excellent.

The Foodmate Academy opened its doors in May 2015, and has since hosted over 100 individual two or five-day training classes, demonstrations, and tests with over 200 participants.
Inspiration, Experience, Excellence

Foodmate Academy

Classes are geared to Dark and White Meat Deboning as well as Cut-up Systems and Weighing and Vision Grading Systems. Topics covered are Safety, Yield Testing, Troubleshooting, among others. We can also customize training as needed.

Training can be arranged for existing and new installs, assisting with the post-sales transition and ensuring ultimate post-purchase return on investment.

Testing and Training Facilities

Our Inspirience Center

BYP - Bring your product. We will bring you the right solution!

To accommodate the increasing demand for testing and training, Foodmate has built a new 5,000 sf. climate controlled training center.

The Foodmate Inspirience Center is set up like an actual processing facility and houses a complete OPTI Flow Cut-up System with Weighing and Vision Grading, Dark Meat Deboning System, including the new OPTI Thigh Deboner with Kneecap Separator (KCS); as well as White Meat Deboning System.

Off-site Training

Off-site training offers customers a unique opportunity to see the equipment operate in a controlled environment.

Product Specific Training

Your plant product is used in training, giving the opportunity to address specific quality control challenges.

Hands-on Practice

This experience allows operators and maintenance personnel to focus on the hands-on practical train- ing without disruption.

Small Classroom

Small classroom setting, maximum group size is 6, to give students undivided attention and hands-on experience.

Increase Employee Morale

Increased employee morale is experienced, as specialized training empowers your team and increase collaborative skills.

Quality, Speed and Excellence

Foodmate Academy Advantages

The AIP is a dedicated program which ensures equipment is kept in its best operating condition. By taking advantage of this program, a plant will ultimately see improvement in production, quality, and more consistent yield.

Available Training

Topics Covered

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