First Nations Fire Feast

Signature events: August 1-4, 2019 | Satellite events: July 30-31, 2019

APRIL 7, 2018

Join us at the First Nations Fire Feast 

A full circle culinary celebration live from the Carcross Learning Centre

In partnership with Northern Vision Development LP (NVD.) Join us for an exciting evening in Carcross featuring some of the Yukon’s finest chefs cooking in collaboration with Indigenous chefs from across Canada. After the event join us for an epic after party back in Whitehorse. Shuttle to and from Carcross from Whitehorse available.


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Don’t miss out on this unique culinary event!


Event Details

Celebrity Indigenous chefs from across Canada will collaborate with local chefs at the first ever First Nations Fire Feast, hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon’s, Yukon Culinary Festival in partnership with Northern Vision Development LP (NVD.) This unique culinary experience will take guests on a full circle adventure into Indigenous cuisine through food, drink, live music and storytelling. 


Guest Chefs

Guest chefs include Chef Shane Chartrand, Chopped Canada alumni and Executive Chef of Sage Restaurant at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Chef Christa Bruneau-Guenther, chef and owner of Feast Cafe Bistro in Winnipeg, and Chef Joseph Shawana, chef and owner of Kū-kŭm Indigenous Kitchen in Toronto. These three chefs will join forces with local Chef Georgette Aisaican, of the Coast High Country Inn Kitchen and chefs from Yukon College.


Event Schedule

4:00 p.m. Shuttle leaves Whitehorse from the Coast High Country Inn

5:00 p.m. Event starts at Carcross Learning Centre

5:30 p.m. Dinner at Carcross Learning Centre

6:15 p.m. Dakhká Khwáan Dancers at Carcross Learning Centre

7:30 p.m. Shuttle returns to Whitehorse to the Coast High Country Inn

8:00 p.m. After party at The Deck at the Coast High Country Inn

9:00 p.m. DJ Dash to perform at The Deck

11:00 p.m. Event concludes

Guest Chefs

Chef Shane Chartrand

Chopped Canada alumni and Executive Chef of Sage Restaurant at the River Cree Resort and Casino. Chef Shane Chartrand has elevated the Indigenous food scene in Edmonton. His adoptive father taught him to hunt, fish, and respect his Indigenous Enoch Cree Nation roots from an early age, something he now channels into his culinary creations. In 2017 he became Canada’s first Indigenous chef to win a gold medal at the prestigious Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships – winning gold by the largest margin of victory in the event’s history.

Chef Christa Bruneau-Guenther

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, proud member of Peguis First Nation, owner of Feast Cafe Bistro serving modern dishes rooted in traditional First Nation foods. Chef Bruneau-Guenther has spent overv 15 years refining her cooking skills while expanding her knowledge of Indigenous foods and culture. Her creativity and passion also stems from gardening, teaching, cooking for family and friends including her three teenagers. Her humble beginnings along with her life’s journey has taught her that entrepreneurship brings opportunities to give back to the community, which remains an important priority to her and her family.

Chef Joseph Shawana

Chef Joseph Shawana is the Executive Chef of Ku-Kum Indigenous Kitchen, and Coq of the Walk located in Toronto, Ontario. Joseph grew up on the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserves on Manitoulin Island. While he was growing Joseph found his love for food, and shortly found out that food brings people together. In 2016 He and his business partner decided to open a new restaurant in Toronto’s midtown, The restaurant would be focused around using ingredients sourced locally along with Josephs Indigenous heritage. Ku-kum (which means Grandmother in Northern Cree) Indigenous Kitchen opened its door in June 2017 and with great success.

Event Sponsors

Proudly hosted by The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon in partnership with Northern Vision Development LP (NVD.)


We gratefully acknowledge the following partners and sponsors – thank you for working to celebrate and showcase all things culinary in the Yukon!

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