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.

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.


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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.


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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

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.


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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.


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Introduction to Cooking

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

Date: September 5 - October 3 (Thursdays)
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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Canning

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Canning

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 9-3pm
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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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, September 20
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other (or friends). Join us for a hands-on 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, September 28
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.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, October 5
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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East Coast

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

Date: Thursday, October 10
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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Alsatian

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Alsatian

Date: Thursday, October 17
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, October 19
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 21 - November 18 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $450
Location: Culinary Campus

Expand your culinary knowledge in our 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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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, October 26
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.


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France

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: France

Date: Thursday, October 31
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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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, November 1
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other (or friends). Join us for a hands-on 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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Assorted Buns

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

Date: Saturday, November 2
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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Mexican

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Mexican

Date: Thursday, November 7
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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Italian

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Italian

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

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.


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Introduction to Cooking

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

Date: November 16 - 23 (Saturdays)
Time: 9-4:30pm
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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Vietnamese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vietnamese

Date: Thursday, November 21
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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Artisan Bread

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

Date: Saturday, November 23
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.


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Portuguese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Portuguese

Date: Thursday, November 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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, November 30
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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Christmas Cookie Exchange

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

Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 9am-12pm
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 7
Time: 1pm-4pm
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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Date Night

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

Date: Friday, December 13
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other (or friends). Join us for a hands-on 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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Christmas Cookie Exchange

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

Date: Saturday, December 14
Time: 9am-12pm
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 14
Time: 1pm-4pm
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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