Whether you’re cooking global cuisine as a Culinary Arts student or Cook apprentice, developing the skills required for sustainable meat processing in the Butchery and Charcuterie Management program, or studying the art of chocolate as a Baking and Pastry Arts student, you will develop your skills and knowledge in our live venues and kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment.

Living classrooms

Within our programs, you’ll integrate all of your knowledge in action-based settings, including fine dining at The Highwood Kitchen + Bar, short-order service at the 4 Nines Diner, and The Butchery, our on-campus student-run butcher shop, as well as preparing products to be sold at our Butcher and Baker counters in the Culinary Campus International Market. 

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Baking and Pastry Arts

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

If you have baked all of your life, have an artistic flair and are interested in creating magic with elegant dessert showpieces, we can help take your passion to the next level.

A career in baking and pastry arts will have you balancing exact measurements and chemistry on one hand while using your imagination and creativity to develop exciting new recipes on the other.

Baking and Pastry Arts

Butchery and Charcuterie Management

Credential type  Certificate   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  1 year

A one-of-a-kind educational experience in Canada, the Butchery and Charcuterie Management certificate will provide you with comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in meat science, processing and management - all required to enter this rapidly growing trade.

Butchery and Charcuterie Management

in-camille-bond-600x400.jpgCelebrating student success: Camille Bond

Camille is thankful for the opportunity to pursue a second career, gain niche skills and truly feed her love for science, food and entertaining.

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Cook apprenticeship

Credential type  Journeyperson   International applicants  Not open to international applicants   Program length  3 periods

Turn your passion for cooking into an exciting and dynamic career and learn to prepare food for hotels, restaurants and other establishments.

If you like a challenge, are passionate about food and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, you will enjoy a career as a cook.


Patryk SiergiejCelebrating student success: Patryk Siergiej

Staging among the Michelin Stars: The baking and cooking apprenticeship programs at SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism allowed Patryk to look at his work experiences with a new lens.

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Culinary Arts

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Considered the best in Canada, the Culinary Arts program is delivered by world-renowned chefs who provide expert, hands-on training.

In just two short years, you will have the opportunity to train and interact with 20 leading culinary professionals - an amazing experience for anyone passionate about the culinary arts.

Culinary Arts

Mansoor ForouzanCelebrating student success: Mansoor Forouzan

Changing careers: from computer programming to chef extraordinaire. Mansoor's interest in the culinary sector prompted him to follow his passion and make a career change.

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Contact us

School of Hospitality and Tourism

E.H. Crandell Building G230, SAIT Main Campus
1301 16 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4


Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.