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2013 Innovation of the Year Project Detail.


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT's Downtown Culinary Campus

Tom Bornhorst, Rupert Kaupp, Estuardo Toledo, Cindy Findlay, Georg Windisch, Rolf Runkel, Michael Dekker, Kat Mori, Kelly Palamaryk, Sheldon Traub, Lynn McKenna, Cindy Lou Heal, Brad Rosenberger, and Emily Whyte

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Innovation Type:
Workforce Preparation and Development

Description:
In September 2012, SAIT’s downtown Culinary Campus opened in the heart of Calgary. This 10,000 square foot facility includes a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, bakery, and marketplace. Culinary students from SAIT’s main campus are rotated through this world-class facility. Under the guidance of our chef instructors, the students provide a weekday lunch service and sell their culinary creations in the facility’s marketplace to literally hundreds of downtown workers—up to 900 customers every day. This lets our students experience the amazing energy and authenticity of true experiential learning. The facility also hosts late afternoon and weekend continuing education cooking classes, as well as team building events for downtown corporate clients. This campus would not have been possible without the tremendous work and dedication of our SAIT team, which put in hundreds of hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays to turn this innovative vision into reality.

How this project is being recognized:
award presentation; institutional newsletter; internal announcement

The criteria this project has met
Quality Efficiency Cost Effectiveness
Creativity Timeliness Replication
Other

 

 

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