School of Hospitality and Tourism
New! Food and Beverage Leadership Program
Designed for hospitality professionals by industry experts, SAIT Polytechnic's new Food and Beverage Leadership program combines business courses and hospitality perspectives to help you successfully transition into a leadership position. Available entirely online, this program allows front of house and back of house hospitality professionals to develop management skills while working in the hospitality industry.
98% employment rate in 2012
Welcome to a world of opportunity in the exciting hospitality and tourism sector! SAIT's School of Hospitality and Tourism is recognized worldwide for our innovative curriculum, hands-on learning and state-of the-art facilities.
We can help boost your career with diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs. In addition to full-time programs in Professional Cooking, Baking and Pastry Arts, Hospitality Management, Butchery and Charcuterie Management, and Travel and Tourism, we offer Cook and Baker Apprentice programs and exciting evening and weekend courses for the home chef.
We are focused on your success, and deliver on this promise through small class sizes, a personalized approach, and by working closely with today's industry leaders–ensuring that what you're learning today directly applies to your career of choice tomorrow.
As a SAIT student, you'll have access to award-winning instructors who have diverse, global backgrounds to offer you an amazing and well-rounded experience. Find out more about our instructors.
State-of-the-art training facilities
We offer a blended learning style at SAIT to give you the best experience. It includes classroom instruction, experiential learning, and a live working environment.
Our classrooms and labs have recently received $7 million in upgrades including:
- New Michelle O'Reilly Charcuterie Lab,
- SAIT's retail Market Place,
- Downtown Culinary Campus–rated one of Calgary's top restaurants for 2013,
- Jackson's Garden–our own culinary garden, and
- Destinations Travel Centre–North America's only student-operated live travel centre.
Operating in live classroom environments such as The Highwood–rated as one of the top restaurants by OpenTable guests, SAIT's downtown Culinary Campus–also rated as one of Calgary's top 10 restaurants, the 4-Nines dining center, and on-campus special events, provides real world experience that prepares you for success after graduation.
Professional paid internship
You'll also get first-hand access to successful, working professionals within your field in a professional paid internship. In addition to gaining experience in a real-world environment, internships connect you with leading individuals and organizations–building your valuable network for future employment.
Study abroad experiences and competitions
Add study abroad experiences, local and international competitions to the mix, and you get a world-class education.
Graduates from a number of our programs have the potential to transfer credits earned at SAIT to universities in Canada, Australia and Europe. Some of our partner institutions include the University of Calgary, University of Victoria, Robert Gordon University in Scotland, and Griffith University in Australia.
Find out more
Find out more about our exciting programs. We would love for you to join us at one of our upcoming events. For more information, call, email or join us for Student for a Day to see what it's really like to study here.
- New bubble greenhouse opens on campus
- Two SAIT alumna compete on Top Chef
- Chef-instructor competes in Dubai World Hospitality Championships
- Culinary Campus opens for special events