Celebrating Alumni Series

Our STS alumni have so much talent to share. 

The STS Annual Events Committee introduced an ongoing series to give alumni a VIP pass to experience each other’s special businesses and skills. This exclusive opportunity for STS alumni and their guests (who don't have to be STS alumni), is a great way to network and socialize while learning something new.  

Upcoming Events

Master the Art of Making Cocktails!

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Like cocktails and want to take it to the next level?  Master the art of making cocktails at this workshop with fellow alumnus, Nick Suche ‘07, owner of Shelter Cocktail Bar and Lounge, Calgary.  Our cocktail class teach you the fundamentals behind cocktailing, liquor theory, and more!  In this cocktail course we are going to delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will include a comprehensive history of cocktail culture, from mixology’s origins in the 1,800’s, back to the gin craze of 1,695, through prohibition, and into the craft cocktail resurgence of the early 2,000’s. With both theory, and hands-on learning, (as well as a few drinks along the way), we’re tackling cocktailing 101.

Location: Shelter Cocktail Bar and Lounge 1210 1 Street SW, Calgary AB T2R 0V4
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Price: $65.00 per person 
Maximum: 20 participants 

Mixology class includes:

  • Three delicious cocktails
  • Complimentary bar snacks (on request)
  • Cocktail and spirit theory and history
  • Muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques
  • A cocktail contest with prizes
  • Question and answer period

Click here for more information

Coffee Tasting and Brewing Workshop at Monogram Coffee

Monogram logo2Join us for an interactive and fun COFFEE TASTING AND BREWING WORKSHOP with Monogram Coffee Co-Founder and STS Alumnus, Jeremy Ho ’05.

Date:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Monogram Coffee Fifth Avenue Place, 420 2nd St SW, Calgary

Explore the wonderful world of coffee.

To start, participants will learn the process of “cupping”, a unique industry standard way of evaluating coffee. Jeremy will lead you through a guided tasting by comparing two very different coffees side by side and discussing the differences in acidity, sweetness, aroma, body and flavour. Discover the reasons why each coffee tastes the way it does by learning about the variables that influence taste, from the terroir, agriculture, processing, shipping, roasting and brewing.  

After the tasting session, Jeremy will guide you through a step-by-step process on manually brewing exceptional coffee. Get hands on and explore the science behind extracting coffee, and learn how to control and tweak all the variables associated with brewing to optimize the coffee to your personal tastes. Experiment with new brew methods and learn how to re-vitalize old favourites.  

6:30 p.m. – Arrival  
6:40 p.m. – Tasting session begins  
7:30 p.m. – Manual brew methods session begins  
8:15 p.m. – Q & A  
8:30 p.m. - Workshop ends 

Price: $60.00 per person (GST not included.  Includes a 12 oz. bag of freshly roasted whole bean coffee.)

Maximum 12 participants, so:

Register today by emailing Jeremy Ho ’05 at Jeremy@monogramcoffee.com.

Includes workshop instruction with 2012 Canadian Barista Champion Jeremy Ho and a 12 oz bag of freshly roasted whole bean coffee. We also offer a 10% discount on equipment for participants that night after the class.

Christmas Baking Class focused on making chocolates!

cuisine2Join us for an interactive and fun afternoon of baking in the kitchen of award-winning chef, entrepreneur and STS Alumna, Marnie Fudge '87.

This class will be a Christmas Baking class focused on making chocolates.

Bring a date, have a girls-day-out, or treat yourself while learning and practicing new and elegant ways to sweeten up your holiday season.  This exclusive opportunity is for our STS alumni community and their guests (who don’t have to be STS alumni) is the first for this season in our Celebrating Alumni Series event, showcasing STS alumni and their many talents.

Master the art of making chocolate mousse, truffles, ganache, and sauces at this workshop with Chef Marnie Fudge ’87 at Cuisine et Château Interactive Culinary Centre – 103, 227 – 10 Street N.W.

Date:  Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Price:  $89.00 per person

Maximum: 18 participants.

Register online today!

For more information please contact Marnie Fudge ’87.

Why not explore the world of everything chocolate in this delicious and informative class? Master the art of making chocolate mousse, truffles, ganache, and sauces.

You’ll learn how chocolate is grown and made while tasting a variety of exquisite chocolates from around the world.

This class includes a recipe booklet, one glass of wine with some nibbles and your very own chocolate cake to take home!

Watch for upcoming 'Celebrating Alumni' events here or on our Alumni Events page.

Past Celebrating Alumni Events  

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November 21, 2015 at Cuisine et Chateau

Holiday baking and dessert workshop with Marnie Fudge '87

STS alumni spent an interactive and fun afternoon of unique holiday baking in the kitchen of award-winning chef, entrepreneur and STS alumna, Marnie Fudge ’87, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Cuisine et Chateau. Alumni had the opportunity to catch up with friends while learning new and elegant ways to sweeten up the holiday season. 

"The Holiday Baking and Dessert Workshop with Marnie Fudge '87 was not only informative and interactive, but delicious too. We were warmly greeted with a mimosa and introduced to the other alumni and guests. After a baking demonstration, we broke off into teams to try everything for ourselves. We had a brief recess to enjoy a lunch while our various desserts were baking/cooling. At the end of the session we left with carry bag of samples of all the desserts we had made that day and recipes to re-create them at home. I look forward to returning to Marnie's other workshops and other future alumni events."  Emily Struck '02

Celebrating Alumni Oysters
Discovering the secret to shucking oysters

The secret to shucking oysters with Eric Giesbrecht '92, Meta4 Foods

STS alumni revealed their inner-oyster-opener, all while discovering the secret to shucking oysters without injury at the sold-out Celebrating Alumni Series event hosted by Eric Giesbrecht ’92 of Oystertribe and Meta4 Foods, Friday, March 20, 2015. This was our third event in our Celebrating Alumni Series for STS alumni to experience each other's businesses and skills. Thank you Eric for allowing us to experience the joy of eating oysters without injury!

Celebrating Alumni Monogram Coffee
The art of brewing and tasting coffee

Coffee tasting and brewing workshop with Jeremy Ho '05, Monogram Coffee

STS alumni were guided through the art of brewing and tasting coffee by fellow alumnus Jeremy Ho '05 on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his newly launched Monogram Coffee location.  This was the second event in our Celebrating Alumni Series for STS alumni to experience each other's businesses and skills. Thank you Jeremy for the delightful evening of coffee learning.

"I had a great time at Monogram; Jeremy knows how to communicate his deep knowledge and passion for coffee in a fun and relatable way. Can't wait to go back for a custom-brewed coffee!" -Ryan Burgess '07

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Preparing gourmet crepes!

An interactive culinary event with Marnie Fudge '87, Cuisine et Chateau

STS alumni got cooking with alumna Marie Fudge ’87 at the first ever Celebrating Alumni Series event on January 29, 2015 at Cuisine et Chateau. Our alumni’s kitchen chops were put to good use as alumni joined friends to prepare a gourmet meal, including homemade gnocchi and crepes, all while enjoying a wine pairing and great company.

"The interactive culinary event at Cuisine et Chateau was a fantastic alumni function. The venue was ideal for re-engaging with old friends while allowing us to learn a few culinary tricks in the kitchen. Marnie and Thierry were perfect hosts and I look forward to similar events in the future."  Jill Cross '85

"Shirley and I had a great time at the first 'Celebrating Alumni Event.' The evening was fulfilled with engaging conversation, hands on learning and lots of laughter. We would do this again in a heartbeat. Thanks Marnie - Great Job! "  Paul '78 and Shirley Storwick