La Quinta High School’s culinary kitchen not only provides professional level skills development it affords the culinary program opportunities to partner with industry leaders, including Bravo TV’s Top Chef.

 Padma Lakshmi and Chrissy Tiegen, Photo: Twitter | @padmalakshmi, Padma Lakshmi on Twitter

Padma Lakshmi and Chrissy Tiegen, Photo: Twitter | @padmalakshmi, Padma Lakshmi on Twitter

“This should be our Top Chef facility all the time”
- Padma Lakshmi, Host Top Chef, Bravo TV

Real-World Skills
A demonstration counter opens to a fully equipped kitchen where students take information learned in lecture and apply it in a hands-on working environment. Students develop from of house skills in the adjacent dining room and courtyard which can accommodate outdoor banquet functions.