SAIT Polytechnic's Downtown Culinary Campus
Classes at the Culinary Campus

Baking Basics

With the help of our world-class baking instructors, learn how to transform your home kitchen into a bakery. Our wide variety of baking and pastry classes will teach you everything from preparing the perfect pie and loaf of bread to complex confectionaries.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


  Register Now

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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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.


  Register Now

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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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.


  Register Now

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.


  Register Now

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

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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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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