When I was a student in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at SAIT, never would I have thought I would be working on SAIT’s 100th birthday cake 10 years later, helping to coordinate a team of 87 people, to be exact.
For this to be the size and scope I wanted it to be, I knew I had to get others involved and I had to give up the control I fought years to gain. But it was fully worth it, to trust in others, to trust everyone to handle the cake of my career, and so far, the cake of my lifetime.
Everyone involved helped make my vision a reality. It was not my vision anymore, it was our vision. They put trust in me to steer them in the right direction, and I put my trust in them to deliver. I discovered my strength is how strongly I believe in the ability of others, especially our students. I believe in them more than myself. I’d like to think we’ve helped each other grow a bit.”
Rose Warden, Instructor, Baking and Pastry Arts | Baking and Pastry Arts ’07
Editor's note: Photo taken June 2016 captures Chef Rose Warden in process of planning the centennial cake. The seven-foot and 700 lb. dessert was fed to over 2,000 people on Oct. 16, 2016.