• Postgraduate Diploma / Certificate
  • Country: Canada
  • City: Calgary, Alberta

Website Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Fees: CAD 16100 / year (Int. Students), CAD 10200 / yr. Local candidates

Course Duration- 1 Year

This course is designed for culinary entrepreneurs.

A crucial part of the course is that the students get an opportunity to manage “The Tastemarket” which is a 9000 sq feet eatery of the institute.

So, if you are looking to turn an entrepreneur in the food industry, this culinary post-graduate diploma course might be the best step forward.


Course Overview

This Culinary Entrepreneurship course has got all the ingredients required by prospective entrepreneurs to start and manage a hospitality business successfully. The course involves all the ingredients of entrepreneurship and gives the students hands-on experience to manage the day-to-day operations of a food service business.

As students of this year-long certification course, you would be receiving professional mentoring from industry experts.

All students would also be taking part in online courses to complement their practical knowledge with theoretical aspects of managing a business successfully.

The courses would include a variety of subjects. Some of the key areas covered during the two semesters of this PG Diploma course in Culinary entrepreneurship are:

  • Technology for Business
  • Food Service Retail Management
  • Applied Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Leadership
  • Finance
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Applied Human Resources
  • Supports and Regulations


The above courses along with practical experience gained at The Tastemarket eatery would enable the graduates to start and run their hospitality business successfully.

Moreover, the graduates get an opportunity to be a part of the alumni network of SAIT which has various entrepreneurship courses along with a lot of hospitality courses.

The alumni and mentor network would further help graduates to take a flying start to their entrepreneurship career or in teaming up with like-minded food service entrepreneurs in future.


About SAIT, Canada

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology or SAIT is an extremely popular institute in the area.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism at SAIT was named one of the Top 50 Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine.

It is advised to apply early at least a few months in advance as the applicants will be offered admission to this program if they’re qualified through the competitive process and space is available. Please visit the given website link to know more about this course and in order to apply for this course.

In order to be eligible for this course in Culinary entrepreneurship from SAIT Canada you would need one of the following diplomas or work experience:

  • Professional Cooking Diploma or Baking and Pastry Arts Diploma or equivalent, or,
  • Journeyman Cook or Baker certification, or,
  • Three to five years of work experience in the Hospitality or Food industry with approval from the program Academic Chair.

Please get in touch with the admission office for complete details on eligibility, English requirement and admission procedure.