SAIT partners with Hotel Arts to bring creative cuisine to campus
Hotel Arts is SAIT’s new campus catering and food services provider. Under the name “Curated Catering powered by Hotel Arts” they will deliver SAIT’s catering and food services for the upcoming year starting Tuesday, June 1.
“SAIT is pleased to be joining forces with Hotel Arts on this innovative partnership, one that will provide a high quality food service and experience to our SAIT community,” says Dr. David Ross, SAIT President and CEO. “Hotel Arts has trained and hired hundreds of SAIT graduates, including many who are currently with the hotel. By extension of this partnership, we know graduates from our internationally-ranked School of Hospitality and Tourism will go on to work in this industry — supporting the reopening of the sector and the rebuilding of our local economy.”
Curated Catering powered by Hotel Arts will provide a variety of menus for on-campus catering, as well as residence food services at the new Begin Tower Dining Centre opening this fall.
“Hotel Arts Group is extremely excited to be working with SAIT,” says Mark Wilson (HMGT ’84), Vice President and General Manager, Hotel Arts Group. “I am so very proud we can share the talents of our passionate team of artisans — many of whom are SAIT trained — to enhance the experience of campus life. This really speaks to SAIT supporting local business and engaging the community as partners.”
The unique local partnership matches Hotel Arts’ boutique guest experience and award-winning restaurants with SAIT— #1 in hospitality and #1 in culinary nationally, as well as #19 in the world, according to CEOWORLD Magazine, plus the top-ranked Canadian hospitality and leisure management school in the QS World University Rankings.
“Hotel Arts has long been an incredible supporter of our students and this exciting partnership builds on that legacy,” says James Overall, dean of the SAIT School of Hospitality and Tourism.
SAIT offers a full suite of conference and event services on campus. Known for inventive dishes and impeccable service, Hotel Arts' on-campus catering menus will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and range from fresh salads to three-course meals. A special events and wedding menu will round out the catering options for venue bookings at SAIT as campus reopens.
Curated Catering powered by Hotel Arts is led by Holly Parks, Hotel Arts Director of Food and Beverage, alongside Hotel Arts Executive Chef and SAIT alumnus, Quinn Staple (PCK ’06).
“We’re looking forward to building a great relationship with SAIT and its students while preparing delicious and nutritious meals that bring comfort and satisfaction,” says Executive Chef Quinn Staple. “I’m very excited to be able return to SAIT in this capacity. SAIT is a special place to me and I’m thrilled to bring our brand to campus.”
Dishes to dining centre for — residence meal plans now available
When Chef Quinn first arrived in Calgary, he spent a semester in the East Hall residence building at SAIT. Now, coming full circle, he’ll also be leading the new residence food services program.
Occupying 4,000 square feet in the Begin Tower residence building, the new dining centre will offer a comfortable space for SAIT students to eat, meet and study throughout the day — breathing new life and energy into the residence community.
Students living in residence can purchase flexible meal plans offering fresh and healthy food daily with dine-in and to-go options. Meal plans are available on a month-to-month basis, with a $30 per day rate. Guests can access the Begin Tower Dining Centre through a special day rate based on availability.
Living in residence this fall? Find out more and purchase your meal plan now.🍽️
About Hotel Arts
The Hotel Arts story began in 2005 when a team of local investors had a vision to create a different kind of hotel in Calgary – design-centric, fashion-forward and innovative in its culinary offerings. Over a decade later, the bold vision of our founders still drives our business. We challenge the ordinary. We innovate. We forge lasting relationships and connect with the local business, arts, culture and tourism communities. Hotel Arts has become a place where locals and tourists alike feel like they belong. This sense of belonging remains part of our everyday culture, and we foster it through our personalized service and boutique experience.
Commitment to Excellence
We prepare students for successful careers and lives.