4 reasons why SAIT has the best hospitality school in Canada
The rankings are out, and we're (still) on top of Canada's hospitality and culinary world!
Expert instructors, valuable industry partnerships and access to the latest industry tech tools makes an education with SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism a cut above the rest.
“Access to updated facilities, industry partnerships and leading technology allows us to keep ahead of trends in the industry," says culinary instructor Chef Michael Dekker. “This enables us as instructors to better prepare our students for success in their career.”
The programs that industry needs
School of Hospitality and Tourism programs are created through comprehensive consultation with more than 60 industry partners.
“We worked with industry and recognized the importance of developing a well-rounded skillset,” says Rupert Kaupp, academic chair. “We want our students to learn other skills, in addition to the skills they learn in their core classes, things like culinary diplomacy, hospitality, social media, finance, sustainability, people leadership and culture. This is what makes us stand out and gives our students a leading edge.”
From our own Chef Michael Allemeier becoming the third Canadian to earn the title of Master Chef (2017) to world-class chef, instructor and SAIT alumna, Rosalyn Ediger creating the world’s first Culinary Diplomacy program, our hospitality and tourism faculty are some of the best in a global industry.
“The SAIT School of Hospitality and Tourism has skilled instructors who understand my learning needs and train us for real-world scenarios,” says student Morrigan Caldwell. “For me, this is why they’re one of the best hospitality schools.”
Leading-edge venues and 'living classrooms'
From a student-run travel centre to a retail butchery market, our living classrooms are where students learn by gaining hands-on, real-world experience. With a recent $41 million provincial investment in our world-class culinary arts program, our venues remain state-of-the-art, equipped with a culinary management and beverage art lab, event space, media production tools and culinary demonstration lab.
“By keeping our facilities updated, our students receive insights into industry,” says Kaupp. “These are the types of tools and workspaces they are going to see when they start their careers.”
Through paid internships, capstone projects and international competitions, students have access to real-world learning opportunities. Hospitality students apply their skills through 12-week programs with some of Calgary’s leading hotels, including Azuridge Estate Hotel, Fairmont Palliser, Hotel Arts, Hilton Garden Inn and Suites Downtown, Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel and Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.
“Our programs provide an immersive learning experience,” says Kaupp. “We don’t just simulate work environments; we provide opportunities for students to gain the skills and knowledge employers demand today, through real-world learning.”
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