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: September 4-October 2 (Tuesdays)
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 5 3-hour classes over 5 weeks.



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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

Date: Thursday, September 13
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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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, September 14
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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Canning

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Canning

Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fee: $150
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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Alsatian

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Alsatian

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

The Alsatian region of Europe is nestled between Germany and France. The result? German food with a touch of French flair and delicious wine. Learn to prepare schnitzel, tart flambe and the local variation of sauerkraut - choucroute garnis.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, September 22
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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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, September 29
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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France

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: France

Date: Thursday, October 4
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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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

Date: Thursday, October 11
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

Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, October 13
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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Intermediate Cooking

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

Date: October 15-November 5 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
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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Portuguese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Portuguese

Date: Thursday, October 18
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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Mexican

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Mexican

Date: Thursday, October 25
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, October 26
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, October 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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Pasta

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Pasta

Date: Thursday, November 1
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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Knife Skills: Butchery

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

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Save money at the meat counter with basic butchery skills. Build on your existing knife skills to learn how to fillet a fish, break down a chicken, trim meat and de-bone a leg of lamb. Our chef will also demonstrate how to truss and tie a roast.


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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, November 16
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: November 17-24 (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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Introduction to Cooking

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

Date: November 19-December 17 (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 5 3-hour classes over 5 weeks.


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Knife Skills

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

Date: Thursday, November 22
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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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Christmas Cookie Exchange

Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 10-1pm
Fee: $100
Location: Culinary Campus

Join us to kick-start your holiday baking in this supportive group class. Learn how to make Christmas cookies and desserts and take home a dozen of three different holiday favorites to gift, freeze or eat right away.


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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Christmas Cookie Exchange

Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 2-5pm
Fee: $100
Location: Culinary Campus

Join us to kick-start your holiday baking in this supportive group class. Learn how to make Christmas cookies and desserts and take home a dozen of three different holiday favorites to gift, freeze or eat right away.


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Desserts

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Desserts

Date: Thursday, December 6
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: crme brulee, sabayon, chocolate mousse and bread pudding.


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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Christmas Cookie Exchange

Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 10-1pm
Fee: $100
Location: Culinary Campus

Join us to kick-start your holiday baking in this supportive group class. Learn how to make Christmas cookies and desserts and take home a dozen of three different holiday favorites to gift, freeze or eat right away.


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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Christmas Cookie Exchange

Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 2-5pm
Fee: $100
Location: Culinary Campus

Join us to kick-start your holiday baking in this supportive group class. Learn how to make Christmas cookies and desserts and take home a dozen of three different holiday favorites to gift, freeze or eat right away.


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