Chief Leschi Schools

Hospitality: Culinary Arts Pathway

  • The Hospitality: Culinary Arts Pathway is a great fit for students who want to learn how to cook, understand management, or want to own their own restaurant. This pathway will help develop the skills needed to prepare a restaurant menu, provide excellent customer service and be a chef. This pathway can lead you into:


    • Learn professional cooking and baking techniques 
    • Practice purchasing and managing inventory
    • Master basic kitchen and hotel management 

Career Opportunities in Puyallup Tribe

  • The Hospitality Culinary Pathway can lead you to:


    • Chief Leschi Schools Food & Nutritional Services
    • Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel
      • Tatoosh Grill
      • Paradise Deli
      • International Restaurant
      • Asian Garden
      • Palace Deli
      • Catering Services
      • Summit Sportsbar
      • Coffee Bars
      • Additional eateries coming soon

Post-High Education Opportunities

    • Certified Culinarians
    • Associates of Applied Science Culinary Arts
    • Restaurant Production Certificate
    • Bachelors in Hospitality Management
    • Associates in Baking and Pastry
    • Associate in Culinary Arts Sous Chef


    Most programs in Culinary Arts are 9 months to two years to obtain certifications and/or an associates degree.

Courses Offered at Chief Leschi Schools

Cluster Course Name 9th 10th 11th 12th
Culinary Arts Nutritional Fitness & Wellness x x x x
Culinary 1: Indigenous Culinary x x x x
Culinary 2/3 x x x
Culinary Internship x x

Hospitality: Culinary Arts Pathway Advisory Board

Name Position
Joshua Turnipseed Head Chef, BJ’s
Annette Bryan Puyallup Tribal Council
Carl Lorton Indigenous Culinary CTE teacher
Trent Jorgensen Owner of the Frying Dutchman
Cherilyn Williams Culinary CTE teacher