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

Culinary Campus

Step into the million dollar kitchen at SAIT Culinary Campus and discover your hidden culinary talents with the help of our expert chef instructors. For amateur cooks and professional chefs alike, our state-of-the-art facility and hands-on instruction bring culinary education to a whole new level.

Advanced Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Advanced Cooking

Date: March 25 - April 15 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $500
Location: Culinary Campus


Refine your kitchen skills in the most challenging of our cooking fundamentals series. This advanced class is centered around protein: seafood (salmon, sablefish, squid and oysters), poultry (duck, chicken and Cornish hen), beef (filet mignon, veal and flank/beef strip steak), and alternative meats (rabbit, pork and lamb). From bouillabaisse and beef wellington to duck liver parfait and bacon-wrapped rabbit legs, our advanced menu will take your cooking knowledge a step above ordinary.


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Portuguese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Portuguese

Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: 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, aorda de marisco (fish stew with bread), chanfana (lamb stew), and a national favourite, bacalhau brs (salted cod, onions and potatoes).


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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: 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

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Desserts

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Learn how to prepare dessert from a chef. Create easily executable, unique dishes with items you can find in your own kitchen. These quick and delicious desserts are sure to impress your guests: creme brulee, sabayon, chocolate mousse and bread pudding.


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90 per person
Location: Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Knife Skills

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Knife Skills

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Fee: $60
Location: Culinary Campus

Sharpen your chopping, cutting, slicing and julienning skills in this popular knife skills class. Join our expert chef to learn the safe and proper way to slice, dice, sharpen and care for your knives. Feel free to bring your own knives to work with.


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Assorted Buns

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Assorted Buns

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Culinary Campus

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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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: 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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Mexican

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Mexican

Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Explore delicious Mexican dishes as diverse as the country itself. Centered 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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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, May 10
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90 per person
Location: Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: 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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Thrill of the Grill

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thrill of the Grill

Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $110
Location: Culinary Campus

Become the champion of your BBQ with a course that teaches you how to master the heat for all of your summer patio parties. Never burn a steak again as you explore a variety of grilling techniques and ingredients that will inspire you to get the most out of your barbeque.

Prepare foods that are great on or off the grill, including BBQ sides and accompaniments, rubs and BBQ sauce. Impress your guests with your expanded grill repertoire and expect to be hosting and grilling more than ever before as the savoury scents of your creations drift from your yard.


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Introduction to Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Introduction to Cooking

Date: May 27 - June 24 (Mondays)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $425
Location: Culinary Campus

Every great chef starts with the basics. Understanding the fundamentals of cooking will ensure your culinary journey begins on the right track. In this course you will learn: knife skills, soups and stocks, sauces, roasting and braising. Whether just beginning to cook or looking for a thorough refresher of the basics, this hands-on class will have anyone cooking comfortably in no time. This course consists of five 3-hour classes.


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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: 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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
Location: 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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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, June 7
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90 per person
Location: Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Thrill of the Grill

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thrill of the Grill

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $110
Location: Culinary Campus

Become the champion of your BBQ with a course that teaches you how to master the heat for all of your summer patio parties. Never burn a steak again as you explore a variety of grilling techniques and ingredients that will inspire you to get the most out of your barbeque.

Prepare foods that are great on or off the grill, including BBQ sides and accompaniments, rubs and BBQ sauce. Impress your guests with your expanded grill repertoire and expect to be hosting and grilling more than ever before as the savoury scents of your creations drift from your yard.


  Register Now

Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: 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.


  Register Now

Introduction to Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Introduction to Cooking

Date: June 15 & 22 (Saturdays)
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $425
Location: Culinary Campus

Every great chef starts with the basics. Understanding the fundamentals of cooking will ensure your culinary journey begins on the right track. In this course you will learn: knife skills, soups and stocks, sauces, roasting and braising. Whether just beginning to cook or looking for a thorough refresher of the basics, this hands-on class will have anyone cooking comfortably in no time. This course consists of 2 full-day classes over 2 Saturdays.


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Thrill of the Grill

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thrill of the Grill

Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $110
Location: Culinary Campus

Become the champion of your BBQ with a course that teaches you how to master the heat for all of your summer patio parties. Never burn a steak again as you explore a variety of grilling techniques and ingredients that will inspire you to get the most out of your barbeque.

Prepare foods that are great on or off the grill, including BBQ sides and accompaniments, rubs and BBQ sauce. Impress your guests with your expanded grill repertoire and expect to be hosting and grilling more than ever before as the savoury scents of your creations drift from your yard.


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Pasta

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Pasta

Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Preparing pasta from scratch is easier and more worthwhile than you may think. Let our chef instructor take the mystery out of preparing fresh pasta, while demonstrating techniques, recipes and tips in this engaging class.


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