The Spring 2013 "Signature Dishes" menu can be found here.
*Our last day of service is Wednesday, May 15th!
Thank you for supporting our program throughout the school year!
The Hilltopper, located at 1216 Main Street in St. Johnsbury, is open to the public and business hours follow the school calendar.
Click here to read an article about the Hilltopper in 7 Days, Vermont's Independent Voice.
Click here to listen to Culinary Arts instructor Chef David Hale talk about the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts program and the student-run Hilltopper Restaurant, open for lunch on Main Street in St. Johnsbury.
The Hilltopper Restaurant is open to the public and is serviced by Academy students to provide real-world restaurant experience. The restaurant is a "working classroom." Students are instructed in meal preparation, hosting and wait-staff, procurement, food safety, and the financial management of a business establishment.
During the school year, business hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:15-1:00.
Reservations are accepted by calling 748-8964.
For information regarding the Hilltopper, please contact David Hale at 748-8965 or email@example.com.
Hilltopper Restaurant and the Academy Culinary Program
Students in both Culinary I and Culinary II utilize the Hilltopper Restaurant as a "working classroom." Students in Culinary I learn the fundamentals of the methods of chemistry of cooking and baking, basic prep, soups and sauces and operating a culinary bake shop and catering kitchen. Students are required to be trained in the American Culinary Federation approved ServSafe program.
In the Culinary II course, students build on skills learned from Culinary I and devote the entire year to working in the Hilltopper Restaurant learning all aspects of restaurant management and culinary skills needed to work in a food-service environment.
St. Johnsbury Academy's culinary program is one of 56 secondary and vocation programs throughout the United States accredited by the American Culinary Federation.
To review all the media (pictures and video) for the Culinary Arts department, go to "Quicklinks" at the top of this page and click on Media Gallery.