SAIT Polytechnic's Downtown Culinary Campus
Classes at the Culinary Campus

Baking Basics

With the help of our world-class baking instructors, learn how to transform your home kitchen into a bakery. Our wide variety of baking and pastry classes will teach you everything from preparing the perfect pie and loaf of bread to complex confectionaries.

Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Baking Cakes (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Baking Cakes (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Ave NW

Throw away your boxes of instant cake mix and learn how to bake delicious cakes from scratch. This highly in demand cake baking class provides a great introduction to the world of baking and decorating. Learn how to make two distinct types of traditional cake batter and icing. We will examine ingredients and techniques, while learning the secrets to baking with success. You will go home with your very own cake to savour and enjoy.


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Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

This literal “hands-on” course will introduce you to a variety of buns from the soft dinner roll to a sticky cinnamon roll and a hardy multigrain Epis-style dinner roll that will impress any dinner guest. Learn how to use these basic recipes to make a variety of other interesting and versatile rolls, from savoury to sweet. Each student will learn and practice fermentation processes, dough mixing and shaping skills, depending on individual kneads, of course. At the end of the class you will have made 12 soft dinner rolls, 12 multigrain rolls, 12 savoury rolls and 12 sticky cinnamon rolls to take home.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Artisan Bread

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Artisan Bread

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

If you've ever caught yourself staring in admiration at loaves of beautiful handmade bread, it's time to stop dreaming and allow our skilled artisan baker to teach you how to produce these edible pieces of art from the comfort of your own kitchen. There's nothing that says home sweet home like the smell of freshly baked bread, especially when you made it yourself. This artisanal bread making course is as much art class as it is baking class.


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Desserts & Confections Boot Camp (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Desserts & Confections Boot Camp (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2
Time: 8am-6pm
Fee: $1,450
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Ave NW

It takes only minutes to devour, but hours - even days - to prepare. It is part food, part art. It looks almost too good to eat. It is not your ordinary dessert. Inspired by award-winning pastry chefs at SAIT's renowned Highwood restaurant, our Desserts and Confections Boot Camp is an intensive culinary experience designed to challenge the best home baker. Spend four days in our world-class commercial bakery preparing Pinterest-worthy desserts and confections, including: decadent mousse, irresistible fresh-baked desserts like soufflé and custard, beautiful petit-fours, traditional shortbread, and an assortment of scrumptious cookies, truffles and macaroons. Then put your creativity to the test as you craft delicate garnishes with sugar and chocolate. Working in a professional kitchen you'll think like a pastry chef as you learn proper techniques to elegantly plate desserts and complete your masterpieces on a deadline.

Included:
All meals and beverages. Indulge in gourmet lunch and dinner as prepared by students in SAIT's Cooking Boot Camp - and surprise your fellow culinarians with fine desserts at dinner.
Personalized chef's jacket.
Daily parking.

Optional:
Tools will be provided; however, you may choose to purchase a professional baking and pastry arts tool kit for $645.
You may purchase professional chef's clogs for $100-$120.

Required skills:
This is an advanced class. Participants must be comfortable:

Reading and following a recipe
Scaling and weighing ingredients
Practicing kitchen safety and sanitation
Preparing basic meringues and custards (preferred, but not required)
Working with chocolate (preferred, but not required)

Participants must be age 18 or older.


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Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

This literal “hands-on” course will introduce you to a variety of buns from the soft dinner roll to a sticky cinnamon roll and a hardy multigrain Epis-style dinner roll that will impress any dinner guest. Learn how to use these basic recipes to make a variety of other interesting and versatile rolls, from savoury to sweet. Each student will learn and practice fermentation processes, dough mixing and shaping skills, depending on individual kneads, of course. At the end of the class you will have made 12 soft dinner rolls, 12 multigrain rolls, 12 savoury rolls and 12 sticky cinnamon rolls to take home.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Cupcakes (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cupcakes (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 10am-1pm
Fee: $100
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Ave NW

The perfect crash course for cupcake lovers - let our chef instructor teach you how to bake and decorate cupcakes for every occasion.


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