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

Tour of the World

Learn from chefs who have traveled the world and found spectacular dishes to share with you. These classes focus on one particular ethnic cuisine and all the cooking skills involved.

Curry

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Curry

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Let our professional chef instructor take you on a voyage through the many spices, herbs and distinct flavours that make up the exciting world of curry. Broaden your curry knowledge and pique your imagination in this interactive class.


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India (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, Sept. 8
Time: 6 - 9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Travel to a country with a vibrant and diverse cuisine and culture. Let our chef guide you through authentic and easy to recreate Indian recipes full of spices and flavors. Transform the everyday into extraordinary by learning how to prepare food that is anything but boring. This hands-on class will advise on where specific Indian spices are available here in Calgary.


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Vietnamese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vietnamese

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Explore a palette of exciting fresh flavours and ingredients in this Vietnamese cooking class. Learn how to prepare Pho, salad rolls and vermicelli.


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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

Date: Thursday, Sept. 14
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

There are five fundamental flavours in Thai cuisine - sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. Explore these flavors and the crucial role that garlic, chilies and lemon grass play in preparing a Thai feast. This class enables you to experience the flavours and aromas of one of the most dynamic Asian countries and leave feeling inspired and ready to cook popular and exotic Thai-style cuisine for friends and family, including pad thai, green curry and sate.


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France

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: France

Date: Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Bring home a touch of French tradition. Explore classic French culinary techniques in this hands-on cooking class with our experienced chef instructor. Learn to layer your flavours as you prepare timeless French cuisine through dishes like poulet au riesling (sauteed chicken in white wine), gratin dauphinois (potatoes baked in cream) and crepes sucrees (crepes with three sweet fillings).


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Eastern Mediterranean

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Eastern Mediterranean

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Explore the region between Europe and Asia through an exploration of Eastern Mediterranean culinary traditions. You’ll work with exotic spices and ingredients to create warm and inviting dishes including patatesli gozleme (Turkish flatbread), Greek moussaka, khoresh fesenjan (Persian casserole), saffron rice and Lebanese kibbeh.


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Sushi (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Sushi is a culinary art form and sushi masters spend years learning this craft. Luckily for you, with the guidance of our expert chef you can learn the fundamentals of sushi-making in a few short hours. Walk away from this class with the basic knowledge of sushi preparation essentials: how to choose your protein; how to cook the perfect rice; and how to hand roll a beautiful nori roll.


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Portuguese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Portuguese

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Portuguese cuisine stands out from the rest of Mediterranean fare with the use of fiery and luxurious spices: piri piri, saffron, cinnamon and vanilla. In this class, you’ll prepare flavourful, rich dishes including steamed chorizo and clam cataplana, açorda de marisco (fish stew with bread), chanfana (lamb stew), and a national favourite, bacalhau à brás (salted cod, onions and potatoes).


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Thailand (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

There are five fundamental flavours in Thai cuisine - sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. Explore these flavors and the crucial role that garlic, chilies and lemon grass play in preparing a Thai feast. This class enables you to experience the flavours and aromas of one of the most dynamic Asian countries and leave feeling inspired and ready to cook popular and exotic Thai-style cuisine for friends and family, including pad thai, green curry and sate.


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Mexican

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Mexican

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Explore delicious Mexican dishes as diverse as the country itself. Centred on chilies, you’ll make a delicious mole sauce with chicken, tamales (masa and meat wrapped in a corn husk), chile rellenos (stuffed pepper) and fresh salsa.


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East Coast

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: East Coast

Date: Thursday, Nov. 9
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Discover the Atlantic coast from Prince Edward Island to the Carolinas by cooking beloved dishes of the eastern seaboard. Prepare crab cakes, fish stew and chowder, and lobster thermidor. Experiment with various techniques used to prepare east coast fish — from grilling to panfrying — plus, prepare accompaniments like corn and hush puppies.


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Curry (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, Nov. 17
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Let our professional chef instructor take you on a voyage through the many spices, herbs and distinct flavours that make up the exciting world of curry. Broaden your curry knowledge and pique your imagination in this interactive class.


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South African

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: South African

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

The food of South Africa is as diverse as its inhabitants with culinary traditions influenced by Dutch, French, Indian, Malaysian and indigenous peoples. Learn how to prepare traditional South African dishes such as bobotie (South African-style shepherd’s pie), vetkoek (fried bread), chakalaka vegetables, bredie (lamb stew), and warm malva pudding.


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Sushi (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, Dec. 1
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Sushi is a culinary art form and sushi masters spend years learning this craft. Luckily for you, with the guidance of our expert chef you can learn the fundamentals of sushi-making in a few short hours. Walk away from this class with the basic knowledge of sushi preparation essentials: how to choose your protein; how to cook the perfect rice; and how to hand roll a beautiful nori roll.


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Italian (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Saluti e buon appetito! Understand why Italians are so passionate about their food by learning a variety of dishes that represent the numerous regions and influences of this famous cuisine. Learn the proper cooking techniques and ingredient choices that make a meal truly - and simply - Italian with menu items including gnocchi, stracciatella, grilled vegetable salad and tiramisu.

Please note: This class does not cover pasta making. SAIT's Pasta class is course code COOK 108.


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