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Classes at the Culinary Campus

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Grow your culinary confidence in our full commercial kitchens and bakeries. No matter what your palate prefers we offer a wide variety of hands-on evening, half day and weekend continuing education classes.

Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main 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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Knife Skills (Main Campus)

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

Date: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 6-8pm
Fee: $60
Location: SAIT Main 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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Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, January 12
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main 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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Cooking, Introduction (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cooking, Introduction (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: January 15 - March 5 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $569
Location: SAIT Main Campus

NEW! An introduction to the professional kitchen — designed for beginner cooks with a passion for food. This evening youth program starts with the basics: food safety and sanitation, knife skills, measuring and seasoning. Learn how to follow a recipe and take home your culinary creations to share with your family and friends.

Available for youth entering Grades 7 through 12 in September. Essential skills include numeracy, reading and working with others.


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Vietnamese (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vietnamese (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main 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 (Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, January 25
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main 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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Baking Cakes (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Baking Cakes (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, January 26
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Throw away your boxes of instant cake mix and learn how to bake delicious cakes from scratch. This highly in demand cake baking class provides a great introduction to the world of baking and decorating.

Learn how to make three distinct types of traditional cake batter: Genoise Sponge, Marble, and Chocolate. This course focuses on baking cakes, not decorating, so we will examine ingredients and techniques, while learning the secrets to baking with success. You will go home with your cakes to savour and enjoy.

All tools included.


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Sushi (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Sushi (Main Campus)

Date: Friday, February 1
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Sushi is a culinary art form and sushi masters spend years learning this craft. Luckily for you, with the guidance of our expert chef you can learn the fundamentals of sushi-making in a few short hours. Walk away from this class with the basic knowledge of sushi preparation essentials: how to choose your protein; how to cook the perfect rice; and how to hand roll a beautiful nori roll.


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Assorted Buns (Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main 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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Cooking with Cheese (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cooking with Cheese (Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Whether cooking for your family or entertaining guests, you'll rarely go wrong with cheese. From filling favourites like gruyre souffle and gnocchi with boursin cream sauce, to party foods like goat cheese and nuts in phyllo, we've got your cheese cravings covered.


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Introduction to Cooking (Main Campus)

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

Date: February 6 - March 6 (Wednesdays)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $425
Location: SAIT Main 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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Butter Cream Basics (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Butter Cream Basics (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Butter cream is not only delicious, it is also a versatile cake decorating medium. In this introductory course you will learn how to prepare classic butter creams recipes such as Simple, Swiss, French, and Italian. 


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Chocolate (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Chocolate (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 10-3pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Explore the wonderful world of chocolate in this beginner's chocolatier class. Discover the history behind one of the most loved luxury treats out there. Learn first-hand how to temper chocolate, make chocolates through various dipping and molding methods and basic chocolate decorating techniques. The focus of this training will be developing your artistic side while tantalizing your taste buds.


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Winter Stews (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Winter Stews (Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Inexpensive and versatile, stews are the ultimate winter comfort food. Learn to prepare hearty chilies and stews using off-cuts, game meats and chicken. Our chef will also discuss the art of marinade and demonstrate how different techniques yield distinct flavours.


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Curry (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Curry (Main Campus)

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Let our professional chef instructor take you on a voyage through the many spices, herbs and distinct flavours that make up the exciting world of Southern Indian curry. Broaden your curry knowledge and pique your imagination in this interactive class.


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Date Night (Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main 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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Cupcakes (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cupcakes (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 10-1pm
Fee: $100
Location: SAIT Main Campus

The perfect crash course for cupcake lovers -- let our chef instructor teach you how to bake and decorate cupcakes for every occasion.


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Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main 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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Bar Mixology (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Bar Mixology (Main Campus)

Date: February 25 - March 14 (Monday - Thursday)
Time: 3:45-10:00pm
Fee: $575
Location: SAIT Main Campus

This Bar Mixology course offers a tremendous opportunity to learn the art of bartending in a live classroom. Instruction takes place in the elegant Highwood dining room. You will learn all aspects of bar service, product knowledge and customer relations, and will prepare both classic and current cocktails with the opportunity to create your own unique beverages. There is a considerable focus on wine, wine service and food and wine pairing, with the awareness that wine is a growing segment of the beverage industry.


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Introduction to Baking (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Introduction to Baking (Main Campus)

Date: March 2 - 9 (Saturdays)
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $500
Location: SAIT Main Campus

This introductory course covers the essentials of baking from scratch, including: mixing methods, ingredients, weighing, recipes, understanding your oven and choosing the best tools and equipment. With hands-on training in SAIT's world-class bakery, you'll learn how to make quickbreads, cookies, pies and simple breads.


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Thailand (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand (Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main 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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Assorted Buns (Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main 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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Knife Skills: Butchery (Main Campus)

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

Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main 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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Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main 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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Bean to Bar (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Bean to Bar (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 10am-3pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main Campus

The ultimate class for chocolate lovers. Discover the theory and practice of chocolate making from start to finish, or as we like to say, from bean to bar. Our world-class chocolatier will introduce you to cocoa beans, discuss farming methods and cover the entire chocolate-making process. Learn all about roasting, winnowing, conching, tempering, molding, crystallizing and more You'll taste the unique notes of a variety of chocolate, create a small showpiece and take home 8-10 bars to gift or enjoy yourself. At the end of this one-of-a-kind experience, you'll leave knowing how to make a small batch of chocolate at home - a secret too sinful to share.


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Introduction to Cooking (Main Campus)

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

Date: March 27 - April 24 (Wednesdays)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $425
Location: SAIT Main 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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Date Night (Main Campus)

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

Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main 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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Sausage Making (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Sausage Making (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 8-12pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Learn the theory and practice of sausage making in SAIT's state-of-the-art butchery and charcuterie lab. Theory covers sausage making, history, safety, techniques and non-meat ingredients. The hands-on portion includes grinding, mixing and stuffing sausages, in addition to handling and choosing meat. The instructor will also discuss fermented sausage, smoking and cooking. In this class, you'll prepare one cured sausage (a fully cooked smokie) and two fresh sausages (chorizo and garden herb) to cook at home.


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Herbs and Spices (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Herbs and Spices (Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Few things can complement and add nuance to a dish like the perfect amount of the right herb or spice at just the right time. In this course you'll learn how to identify a variety of fresh/ dry herbs and spices while discovering the best ways to accentuate your favourite recipes. Reclaim your spice cupboard and explore the cornucopia of flavour possibilities through dishes like Moroccan lentil soup, Thai curried chicken and vegetable samosas.


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India (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: India (Main Campus)

Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Travel to a country with a vibrant and diverse cuisine and culture. Let our chef guide you through authentic and easy to recreate Indian recipes full of spices and flavors. Transform the everyday into extraordinary by learning how to prepare food that is anything but boring. This hands-on class will advise on where specific Indian spices are available here in Calgary.


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Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main 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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Baking Cakes (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Baking Cakes (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Throw away your boxes of instant cake mix and learn how to bake delicious cakes from scratch. This highly in demand cake baking class provides a great introduction to the world of baking and decorating.

Learn how to make three distinct types of traditional cake batter: Genoise Sponge, Marble, and Chocolate. This course focuses on baking cakes, not decorating, so we will examine ingredients and techniques, while learning the secrets to baking with success. You will go home with your cakes to savour and enjoy.

All tools supplied.


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Chocolate (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Chocolate (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 10-3pm
Fee: $130
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Explore the wonderful world of chocolate in this beginner's chocolatier class. Discover the history behind one of the most loved luxury treats out there. Learn first-hand how to temper chocolate, make chocolates through various dipping and molding methods and basic chocolate decorating techniques. The focus of this training will be developing your artistic side while tantalizing your taste buds.


  Register Now

Sushi (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Sushi (Main Campus)

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Sushi is a culinary art form and sushi masters spend years learning this craft. Luckily for you, with the guidance of our expert chef you can learn the fundamentals of sushi-making in a few short hours. Walk away from this class with the basic knowledge of sushi preparation essentials: how to choose your protein; how to cook the perfect rice; and how to hand roll a beautiful nori roll.


  Register Now

Fondant Basics (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Fondant Basics (Main Campus)

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

Fondant has drawn many to the world of cake decorating for its easy-to-use versatility and visually effective results. In this course, you will learn the basics of fondant application by covering and decorating a 1-tier cake. Each student goes home with a completed 1-tiered fondant-covered cake to enjoy and Instagram.


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Savoury Brunch (Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Savoury Brunch (Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 6-9pm
Fees: $90
Location: SAIT Main Campus

A weekend favorite and treat, learn to master traditional brunch cuisine. Mix up your breakfast menu as you prepare eggs benedict with the perfect poached egg and hollandaise sauce, delicious frittatas, quiches and stratta.


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