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.

Vegetarian

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vegetarian

Date: Thursday, January 10
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Explore some exciting meatless options with our chef instructor in this not-your-typical-vegetarian vegetarian cooking class. Learn how to prepare a high-protein three course meal, from the perfect appetizer to a sumptuous main and a delicious vegan dessert.


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Introduction to Cooking

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

Date: January 14 - February 11 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
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 five 3-hour classes.


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Fish Cookery

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Fish Cookery

Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

There is no need to be fearful of filleting or overcooking after taking this class. Learn how to purchase, butcher and handle a variety of fish. Prepare three different fishes in three different ways: by poaching, grilling and searing. You'll also fry squid and bake scallops.


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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, January 18
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
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, January 19
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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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
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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West Coast

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

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Explore and enjoy the light and local approach to West coast food. Focusing on cuisine from Vancouver to San Francisco, you'll work with seafood as you learn to shuck oysters, prepare cod, smoke and cure salmon and make traditional Cioppino, a San Francisco fish stew. And for dessert? Nanaimo bars.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, February 2
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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Chinese Stir Fry

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Chinese Stir Fry

Date: Thursday, February 7
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Forgo the take out menus and learn to create delicious and simple Chinese dishes at home. In this course you'll learn how to create three of the most popular Chinese stir-fries: ginger beef, sweet and sour pork, and beef and broccoli with black bean sauce.


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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, February 8
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $100
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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Date Night

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

Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $100
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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Date Night

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

Date: Thursday, February 14
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $100
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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France

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: France

Date: Thursday, February 21
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: 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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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, February 23
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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Intermediate Cooking

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

Date: February 25 - March 18 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $450
Location: Culinary Campus

Expand your culinary knowledge with a newly re-designed intermediate cooking class which builds on your basic skills. You'll grill, roast and fry vegetables; explore different starches including polenta, risotto and potatoes; make complex sauces such as mayonnaise, aioli, remoulade and beurre blanc; and bake savoury bread pudding, scones and tarts.


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Pasta

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Pasta

Date: Thursday, February 28
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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Cake Decorating

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cake Decorating

Date: March 1 - 29 (Fridays)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $315
Location: Culinary Campus

Learn the expressive art of cake decorating from our renowned chef instructors at SAIT. In this introductory course you will experiment with piping techniques, the use of fondant, and the creation of chocolate and royal icing decorations to adorn your cake.

During class you will use a Styrofoam cake provided by SAIT.

Students will need to bring their own basic cake decorating kit.


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Caribbean

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Caribbean

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Feel the warmth of the tropics in the heat of Caribbean food. Explore the islands of Jamaica and Trinidad while preparing conch fritters, fried plantains and the crowd pleasing jerk chicken.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, March 9
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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Vietnamese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vietnamese

Date: Thursday, March 14
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

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


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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
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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Introduction to Cooking

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

Date: March 16 - 23 (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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East Coast

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

Date: Tuesday, March 21
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: 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 pan frying - plus, prepare accompaniments like corn and hush puppies.


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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
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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We are located at 226, 230 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary. Click above for directions using Google maps and more information

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