A Whitefish Lake First Nations member who grew up in Northern Alberta, Curtis began his journey in the kitchen thanks to his mom who taught him to cook as a young boy. As he got older, he found himself off track: a difficult upbringing and significant loss paved a road that led to addiction and homelessness.
Eventually, Curtis found — fought — his way back through rehab, forgiveness, and serving others within the inner city before returning to his dream of cooking and creating community with food and love.
Determined to one day open a fully-licensed restaurant, Curtis began selling bannock out of his backpack at Edmonton-area powwows in 2010. Today, his bannock journey continues with Tee Pee Treats and an invitation for people of all walks to try a taste of the good life — the bannock life!
A 100% Indigenous-owned and operated business, Tee Pee Treats strives to provide quality, contemporary Indigenous food made with love and to give back to our people.
Giving Back to the Streets
The annual Giving Back to the Streets event Tee Pee Treats proudly organizes every year comes from Curtis’ desire to feed people with love and soul, not just food. The event is traditionally held in the fall with residents able to stop by for community, and a hot meal free of charge.
Tee Pee Treats also arranges donations of warm clothing, transit tickets, and other essentials. If you would like to get your business or organization involved, please send us an email.
Curtis & Tee Pee Treats in the Media
Contact Tee Pee Treats
For media inquiries, questions about your order, or simply want to say hi. Please fill out the form.
Adding in your Order # if related, helps us greatly. You can find it on your initial order, or reminder emails. Please describe how we can help in as much detail as needed.