SAIT Culinary Campus gives public a peek behind the kitchen doors

SAIT Culinary Campus joined with Doors Open YYC last month, to share its culinary skills with the community.

Doors Open is a well-established international concept allowing people to experience what happens behind the scenes at local institutions, to help bring communities together.

“It’s a great opportunity to know the city,” says Marnie Shaw, a first-time volunteer for Doors Open YYC, which took place Sept. 24.

Shaw pointed out that there are many things happening around us and we don’t even know about it.

Doors Open this fall celebrated its their fifth year with 50 sites around the city.

The SAIT Culinary Campus, located on 8th Avenue S.W. downtown, opened its doors to the public for backstage access to cooking demonstrations and a cookie decorating station for youths.

“Through SAIT, you have the opportunity to do a lot of volunteering,” says Braeden Fox, a first-year professional cooking student.

“We have great volunteering opportunities through SAIT where we can show off our campus and everything we have to offer,” said Fox.

“It’s a good way to get more time with the chefs and to start developing my networking skills.”

One thing that a lot of the young chefs pointed out was that it was a great way to show the public what they can do with the skills they’ve learned, and how it gets the community involved.

Clint Marble, an alumnus of SAIT from the Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic program (EMTP), said that he will definitely come back next year as he learned a lot from the culinary students.

“It’s a wonderful experience,” said Marble.

“To be able to learn new things about heritage, culture and just learning new skills is always fun.”

Cookie maker and decorator : Waleed Sabur, a first year of the Baking and Pastry Arts program at SAIT holds a cookie he decorates during the YYC Doors Open public event at the SAIT culinary campus Saturday afternoon in September 24, 2016 in Calgary Alta. Waleed Sabur is an international contract student worker that volunteers for a lot of the events happen. (Photo by Sareenah Singh/The Press)
Cookie maker and decorator : Waleed Sabur, a first year of the Baking and Pastry Arts program at SAIT holds a cookie he decorates during the Doors Open YYC public event at the SAIT culinary campus Saturday afternoon in September 24, 2016 in Calgary Alta. Waleed Sabur is an international contract student worker that volunteers for a lot of the events happen. (Photo by Sareenah Singh/The Press)
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As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Maria Sareenah Singh is working as a reporter for The Press during the 2016-17 academic year.

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