Hilltop Bistro

Join us

The Hilltop Bistro will re-open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The Hilltop Bistro is a training facility for Yukon College Culinary Arts students.

It is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday with seating available at 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 11:45am, 12:00 noon, 12:15pm, and 12:30pm.

The menu can be viewed here.

Reservations are required: bistroreservations@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Bon appétit!

Book the Bistro for an event

Capacity: 45 for standing reception or sit-down dinner. Bar service and catering are available.

For private event booking, please contact:

Gene Batten

Department Head, Culinary Arts and Food Services
Applied Science and Management

Art Gallery

The Hilltop Bistro also operates as an art gallery, showcasing a new Yukon artist every fall and winter term.

For information on how to have your artwork featured in the Bistro, email collegeandexternalrelations@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Current gallery artist

My Childhood Memories:
New work from Kaska artist Dennis Shorty

Kaska artist Dennis Shorty is known for his antler and wood carving, but this new display features  his most recent works in watercolour and ink.

The striking series of paintings is based on stories his grandfather told him as a young child, before he was taken to Lower Post residential school at age five.

Creating the work helped Shorty to remember the happier times of his early childhood, and to resolve some of the trauma that came after.

“I want these paintings to show people that they have a way to heal from whatever they’ve encountered in their lives—mission schools or the ‘60s Scoop or being a second-generation survivor,” he said. “I want to show the good side.”

All of the pieces in the show are for sale. Proceeds from sales go directly to the artist.


Dennis Shorty


About Dennis Shorty

Dennis Shorty  became interested in art after watching his grandfather and father carve traditional tools and toys. For him, making art is a spiritual path and a way to communicate with his ancestors.

Acknowledging their importance to the survival of First Nation people, Dennis carves animals to honour them. When depicting humans, he will include their animal totem, relating the work to the idea of transformation and legend. He uses natural pigment derived from cranberries, coffee or tea for accent colours and to achieve the traditional Kaska colours such as red, which is considered sacred, and blue, which represents the sky.

His art work is in private, national and international art collections and included in the Kaska Dena Council, Ross River, the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, and has been purchased for presentation to the Premier of British Columbia and the Governor General of Canada.

He lives and works in his ancestral homeland near Ross River, Yukon.