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SAIT’s Culinary Campus gets involved in upcoming Doors Open YYC

Professional Cooking student Lee Thompson, right, serves a student lunch in the 4 Nines cafeteria in the John Ware Building on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Most of the food in the 4 Nines cafeteria is prepared by students of SAIT's Professional Cooking program. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/SAIT Polytechnic)

Professional Cooking student Lee Thompson, right, serves a student lunch in the 4 Nines cafeteria in the John Ware Building on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Most of the food in the 4 Nines cafeteria is prepared by students of SAIT’s Professional Cooking program. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/SAIT Polytechnic)

Doors Open (DO) YYC is offering a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into local companies, and SAIT’s very own Culinary Campus is taking part.

April Schaly is the marketing communications specialist for SAIT and reveals how SAIT Culinary Campus is involved.

“We are hosting cooking demonstrations on fresh hummus and flatbread,” says Schaly. “Plus, a cookie decorating station for children.”

Demonstrations happen every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event is open to all ages and is free. No registration required.

Not only are participants able to make food for themselves, but they can anticipate to learn a few things as well.

“People can expect to learn some cooking tips and tricks,” says Schaly. “Plus, walk away with recipe in-hand to enjoy at home.”

Schaly believes that this will be a way for SAIT to be noticed within the city’s culinary scene.

“The event is a great way for the SAIT Culinary Campus to be an active participant in Calgary’s vibrant culinary community,” she says.

SAIT Culinary Campus is located at 226-230 8th Ave S.W., and is one of the many events happening at DO YYC.

DO YYC is in its fourth year and it is held in the last weekend of September.

Alyssa Berry, communications specialist for DO YYC, sees it as a great way for people to look behind-the-scenes of places they are not normally allowed to go.

“Some sites, in fact, are not normally even open to public access,” says Berry. “Such as the barns at the Calgary Stampede and the STARS Air Ambulance hangar.”

With over 40 sites taking part in this year’s event, Berry claims this is more exciting than years before. She believes there is something that will interest everyone.

“Heading into our fifth year, we anticipate more sites, more engaged participants and increased public presence through media and advertising.”

If anyone would like to know more about which events are taking place in Calgary, they are welcome to join in on the fun at www.doorsopenyyc.org.

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