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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Winery Event Design Certificate

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The winery event design certificate prepares students to meet the needs of the growing wine industry. This certification is designed for those who are interested in creating, designing, and managing events for wineries. This certification can also benefit those actively employed in the wine industry who are looking to increase their effectiveness. Topics covered include wine service techniques, food and wine pairing, festival and event management, as well as an overview of local winery venues and event facilities.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • describe the process and tasks needed to completely plan and implement an off-premises catering event;
  • identify basic tasks and steps involved in catering an event including budgeting, menu planning, logistics, and service;
  • create a plan for an event, using appropriate psychographic factors affecting the event’s length; purpose and outcomes; needs assessment; and the phases of event leadership;
  • integrate technical specifications, vendor contracting, and legal compliance related to alcohol service into the event plan;
  • review proper wine-tasting techniques, etiquette, and appropriate stemware for different styles of wine service; and
  • examine Washington state’s wine history and tour event venues.

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