Class of 2020

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 the 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 Food Service Management x x x x
Culinary 1: Indigenous Culinary x x x x
Culinary 2/3 x x x
Culinary Internship x

Hospitality: Culinary Arts Pathway Advisory Board

Name Position
Joshua Turnipseed Head Chef, BJ’s
Trent Jurgensen Frying Dutchman
Andrea Goodale CLS Food Service