2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Arts - Basic Catering Certificate

Program Description The Basic Catering Certificate program provides students with entry level kitchen skills and knowledge for a career in catering. The first quarter is a combination of lab and lecture focusing on culinary terminology, math formulas, cooking methods, menu development, converting and requisitioning recipes, diversity in the workplace, and career planning. The second quarter consists of five lab classes that will develop cooking skills for an entry level position in the catering industry. This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 42 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (42 credits)


  1. Communicate culinary information effectively using a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate use of restaurant industry equipment.
  3. Apply concepts and methods of operations for a catering establishment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems individually and in a team environment.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is CACBCC20. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • Students will be given a permit code for registration once the required faculty advising is complete.
  • Students must earn a 2.0 or higher in all Culinary Arts classes to successfully earn this degree or certificate.

The advisors for this program are:
Traci Edlin | tedlin@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1342
Stacey Schwartz | stacey.schwartz@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1473

Department website: Culinary Arts | edmonds.edu/culinary-arts

Certificate General Information

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice per year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds College. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds College.  

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 42
CIP - 120503
Last revised - 2023/04/14