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 (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Dec. 16
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120 Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW
 
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

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Dec. 16
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown 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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Jan. 6
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown 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 (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Cupcakes (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Jan. 27
Time: 10am-1pm
Fee: $100
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Baking Cakes (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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 two distinct types of traditional cake batter and icing. We will examine ingredients and techniques, while learning the secrets to baking with success. You will go home with your very own cake to savour and enjoy.



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Bean to Bar (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 10am-3pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown 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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Viennoiserie (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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 (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Buttercream is not only delicious, it is also a versatile cake decorating medium. In this introductory course you will learn classic buttercream recipes plus the skills and secrets required to decorate a cake fully in buttercream. Each student goes home with a covered buttercream cake to enjoy, and perhaps even share.


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Cake Decorating (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Mar. 9 - Apr. 13 (Fridays)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $315
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

Learn the elegant art of cake decorating from our renowned chef instructors at SAIT. In this introductory course, experiment with a variety of piping techniques, the use of fondant and the creation of delicate decorations to adorn your cake. During class you will use a Styrofoam cake provided by SAIT. Students purchase their own basic cake decorating kit.


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Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Mar. 10
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Introduction to Baking (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: March 17 & 24 (Saturdays)
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $500
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Artisan Bread (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Mar. 17
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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

Chocolate (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Mar. 17
Time: 10am-3pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Chocolate (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Mar. 24
Time: 10am-3pm
Fee: $120
Location: SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Fondant Basics (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Mar. 24
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Mar. 24
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown 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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Desserts

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Desserts

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 4
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown 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: crème brulee, sabayon, chocolate mousse and bread pudding.


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Baking Cakes (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Apr. 7
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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 two distinct types of traditional cake batter and icing. We will examine ingredients and techniques, while learning the secrets to baking with success. You will go home with your very own cake to savour and enjoy.


  Register Now

Artisan Bread (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Apr. 14
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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

Assorted Buns (SAIT Main Campus)

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

Date: Saturday, Apr. 21
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

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

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Apr. 28
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown 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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Desserts & Confections Boot Camp (SAIT Main Campus)

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Desserts & Confections Boot Camp (SAIT Main Campus)

Date: Tuesday, May 29 - Friday, June 1
Time: 8am-6pm
Fee: $1,450
Location: Main SAIT Campus
1301 16 Avenue NW

It takes only minutes to devour, but hours - even days - to prepare. It is part food, part art. It looks almost too good to eat.

It is not your ordinary dessert.

Inspired by award-winning pastry chefs at SAIT's renowned Highwood restaurant, our Desserts and Confections Boot Camp is an intensive culinary experience designed to challenge the best home baker. Spend four days in our world-class commercial bakery preparing Pinterest-worthy desserts and confections, including: decadent mousse, irresistible fresh-baked desserts like soufflé and custard, beautiful petit-fours, traditional shortbread, and an assortment of scrumptious cookies, truffles and macaroons. Then put your creativity to the test as you craft delicate garnishes with sugar and chocolate.

Working in a professional kitchen you'll think like a pastry chef as you learn proper techniques to elegantly plate desserts and complete your masterpieces on a deadline.


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