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.

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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Cooking for Your Health (The Tastemarket)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cooking for Your Health (The Tastemarket)

Date: June 12-26 (Wednesdays)
Time: 6-8:30pm
Fee: $225 per person
Location: Culinary Campus

Let us show you that healthy foods do taste good and are easy to incorporate into your meals with the proper planning. This three-part series will teach beginner cooks who are new to incorporating nutritious foods into their home kitchens, the basic nutrition and culinary skills they need to get cooking. We discuss how food reacts in the body, the benefits of eating real food, and how to start making nutritious choices. This is a demonstration course with a small hands on component each class which will give students confidence handling knives and preparing food for the week.

Each two-hour class will include a glass of wine and/or kombucha for each student.


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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.


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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.


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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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Thrill of the Grill

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

Date: Thursday, July 11
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

Date Night

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

Date: Friday, July 19
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.


  Register Now

Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
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

Vietnamese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vietnamese

Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, July 27
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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Fish Cookery

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

Date: Thursday, August 8
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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Assorted Buns

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

Date: Saturday, August 10
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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, August 17
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.


  Register Now

Thrill of the Grill

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

Date: Tuesday, August 20
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

Thrill of the Grill

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

Date: Thursday, August 22
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.


  Register Now

Canning

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Canning

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 9-3pm
Fee: $150 per person
Location: Culinary Campus

Learn how to preserve and enjoy your summer harvest all year long in this hands-on canning course. You'll learn the proper techniques to safely pickle and make jam from all the wonderful fruits and vegetables you picked or purchased during the summer season. Prepare preserved lemons, pickled beets, canned peaches, a savoury and sweet jam and salsa. All tools and jars will be provided.


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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
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


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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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