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Culinary Arts: Math for the Kitchen

Library and web resources for culinary and baking students.

Useful Books

Converting Unit Apps

Math Tutoring Resources

Math Tutors at the Learning Resources Center.

Please contact the Learning Resource & Career Center at 425-235-2645,  or by email at to set up an appointment with a math tutor.

Online Tutoring.

Can't get to the Learning Resources Center for tutoring? RTC also offers online help through eTutoring. Contact the LRCC first to get your account activated. Call 425-235-2645,  or email 

PrepSTEP  (From the RTC Library.)

This great RTC Library online resource offers lessons and practice tests in math from decimals, fractions, percent and ratios, through Algebra and Geometry.  To find it, go to the RTC Library database page, click on PrepSTEP, log in using your RTC student email address and password. Click on Core Math and Science Skills.  You will be asked to create a personal account in PrepSTEP so you can track your progress.

Linked In Learning  (From the King County Library System.)

KCLS, in partnership with the RTC Library, offers online videos on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry and more through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.)  Your login is your student ID number, preceded by RTC. Your password is the last four digits of your student number. (If you are staff or faculty, your login is your ID number preceded by ERTC.) 

Videos on Culinary Math

FREE Online Math Textbooks

Culinary Math - This online textbook by RTC instructor Eunice Graham has everything you need to know about culinary math: ratios and proportions, costing and budgeting, edible portion costs, costing sheets (with examples) and much more. (Scroll down for table of contents.)

Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management - This online textbook has sections on converting recipes to feed more or fewer people, determining the cost of recipes and labor, budgeting, business planning and more. (Scroll down for table of contents.)

This Pressbooks site offers other free online books on the Culinary Arts that may include math.