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Students in front of the food truck


Food Truck Program

Learn Essential Culinary and Business Skills

Our food truck program and training give students real-world experience working on our food truck, the Triton Taste. Students have opportunities to hone their craft by working on-campus, in the community, and at events.

Student cooking in the food truck

Our food truck courses cover both the culinary and business skills needed for success, including:

  • commercial cooking techniques,
  • daily food truck operations,
  • business plan development,
  • social media marketing, and
  • truck purchasing, truck design, mechanics, licensing, and parking.


Both of our certificate programs start by teaching students the basics of commercial cooking in kitchens and then move on to food truck operations. Students may count coursework from the certificates toward an associate degree, and students earning an associate degree can count coursework toward a certificate. Contact us to learn more.

Degree/Certificate Credits Time to Complete Average Cost
Associate in Applied Science Transfer
AAS-T Degree Transfer to Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management at South Seattle College
118 cr. 2 years $16,402
Associate in Applied Science Transfer
AAS-T Degree Transfer to Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management at Central Washington University
116 cr. 2 years $16,124
Associate of Technical Arts
ATA Culinary Arts
106 cr. 2 years $14,734
Mobile Food Cooking Certificate
For students who are interested in the food truck industry and want to learn the basics of food truck operations.
41 cr. 9 months $5,699
Mobile Food Entrepreneur Certificate
For students who want to create a business plan to start their own food truck business.
75 cr. 1.5 years $10,425

*Average costs include tuition based on WA state resident full-time enrollment. It does not include fees. The costs may vary. Learn more about Tuition & Fees.

Stacey SchwartzAs an instructor, I am really excited about this food truck program opportunity for students. It gives them real-world experience in the food truck scene and enables them to see a viable option for starting their own business. This program allows students to gain skills on a food truck but also learn about marketing through social media and creating a business plan. I absolutely love how excited students are to be on the truck and to dream about what they would do with their own. I enjoy seeing their unique food truck ideas and encouraging them to pursue this entrepreneurial path. After completing the program, students should be able to articulate through a business plan what their business would look like and how to achieve it!

—Stacey Schwartz, Edmonds College Culinary Arts Instructor

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