About Our Owners: A Recipe for Success
What does it take to be successful in the restaurant industry? Well for Charlie's owners Janice and Teresa, it takes 25 years of friendship, a healthy helping of industry experience, an abundant love for food and family, and a lifetime of community involvement topped off with a dash of desire to see the rebirth of a home town restaurant!
Janice and Teresa are proud to be a part of the Puyallup community. They are proud to serve their neighbors and friends with home town fresh food.
Janice and Teresa welcome guest as if they were family, with the promise that those who come in as strangers leave as friends!
Owners Teresa Suprak and Janice Carter pose for a photo with Chamber CEO Shelly Schlumpf after winning the 2011 Medium Business of the Year Award from the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce.
Justina, Bar and Promotions Manager.
A California girl, Justina moved to Washington and attended Sumner High School, where she graduated in 2003. She joined the Charlie’s family in 2009 after starting her restaurant career as a server and floor manager at a local pizza restaurant. Before working in the restaurant industry, Justina developed a strong foundation in customer service where she also realized her love for building relationships with customers.As the Bar Manager, Justina plans to build an on-going schedule of activities and events to reach Charlie’s growing customer base. Justina loves working at Charlie’s because of the “Cheers” like atmosphere where everyone is family. She loves working with Janice and Teresa because they have her best interests in mind and they support her professional growth.
Justina’s long-term goal is to own a bar of her own. In her free time Justina enjoys spending time with her son. Her hobbies include acrylic painting, color pencil drawing and outdoor activities such as camping and four-wheeling. She also has a passion for shopping, music and dancing.
Ben, Kitchen Manager
Charlie’s Restaurant is proud to have Ben Marcus as our Kitchen Manager. Ben leads the Charlie’s culinary team with his diverse restaurant experience and a passion for amazing food. A Louisiana native, Ben developed his love for cooking, in his first restaurant venture, aptly named 'From the Bayou'. Ben also spent 10 years with the Powerhouse.
If you’ve seen the new menu options, you’ve only seen a taste of what Ben is up to! His current plans at Charlie’s are to finalize the updated menus and food offerings by adding even more new choices and taking Charlie’s to the next level of local cuisine. Ben is also excited be a part of the up-and-coming Puyallup food scene that is setting downtown Puyallup up as a local culinary hotspot.
Ben says that he loves working at Charlie’s because it feels like a family, and because it has so much history and tradition in Puyallup. An Alumni of UW Tacoma, by way of LSU, Ben holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts, Media and Culture. In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children.
In The News
The News Tribune, November 22, 2009
Puyallup Parks and Recreation - We are proud to support local events hosted by the parks and recreation department!
Puyallup School District - We partner with the Puyallup School District to provide on the job training for special needs students.
Helping Hand House - Throughout the year we partner with Helping Hand House to provide home style meals for families in our community.
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital - Each year we partner with Good Sam to provide meals and gifts to needy families in our community during the Christmas season.
Puyallup Homeless Coalition - We partner with the Puyallup Homeless Coalition to provide home cooked Easter meals to the homeless in our community.
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