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Featured Classes....and more tastiness inside!

BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program Check out our BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program page link - Kid's In The Kitchen

This summer join Caroline Willard, Kids Culinary Arts Program Director, as she presents multi-day camps for Cooks ages 5-8 and ages 9-13 at Bayview Thriftway's BSC Kitchen! The Bayview School of Cooking's programs for kids strive to provide a fun and safe environment where children can learn age-appropriate cooking skills as well as an appreciation for new and different foods. We offer two earning skills levels for our students: ages 5-8 and ages 9-13.

Summer Camps for 5-8 Year Old Cooks:

Down the Mississippi - A Riverboat Food AdventureDown the Mississippi -
A Riverboat Food Adventure

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Two Sessions:
(both camps run from 9-11 am each day)

  • July 13-14
  • July 27-28
Hop aboard a Mississippi riverboat as we take a culinary journey from Minneapolis to New Orleans! We'll be making yummy regional specialties from each state we stop in, and along the way, we'll learn the history behind each dish we prepare, as well as how climate and culture affect regional cuisine. Become an expert chef as you chop, slice, bake and saute in the BSC kitchen. Join Caroline and her helpers for a delicious adventure through America's heartland! for menu and other details, click here

Call (360) 754-1448 with questions and to register!

Summer Camps for 9-13 Year Old Cooks:

An Atlantic Coast Culinary CruiseAn Atlantic Coast Culinary Cruise
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Three Sessions:
(these camps run from 9-11:30 am each day)

  • July 6-9
  • July 20-23
  • August 3-6
  • August 17-20 Just Added!
Join Caroline and her assistants for a culinary "cruise" from Portland, Maine to Miami, Florida! With hands-on instruction we'll learn to make dishes from each port of call! We will also explore how climate, culture and resources affect regional cuisine, discuss why these foods represent the state or city they're from and discover the history behind each dish. All aboard! for menu and other details, click here

Call (360) 754-1448 with questions and to register!

This summer BSC is inviting Gig Harbor for a visit! Attend a class or better yet, attend them all, and see what this charming harbor town has to offer! Gig Harbor Days

Tuesday, July 28th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Chef Will Rieck
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Netshed No.9, is perched on the waterfront at the end of Gig Harbor. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, head chef Will whips up amazing food that has people standing in line! Join us for this special event as he showcases his fondness for the southern California/Mexico influenced food that inspired him when he was young. His inventive menu includes Artichoke Caponata Bruschetta with Chevre Foam, Tacos Andale!, which are made with pressure-brined Pork Carnitas, Quick Pickled Fresnos (similar to jalapenos), Brussel Sprout Slaw, and Homemade Creme Fraiche and Coriander Poached Peach on French Toast with Candied Cacao Nibs and Lime Anglaise.
Complementary Beer Pairing

Saturday, August 1st, 6:00-8:30 pm

7 Seas Brewing - A Beer and Seafood Dinner
Instructor: A representative from 7 Seas Brewing and your chefs for the evening, Barb and Leanne
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Formed in 2008, 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor is an innovative craft brewery, making bold, yet technically well-executed beers. They utilize cans rather than bottles and are also champions of environmental stewardship. Following in the tradition of our popular beer dinners, a representative from the brewery will discuss their beer as they are served with dishes that complement them: Icy Fruit Gazpacho with Spicy Shrimp paired with 253 Pilsner, Fried Calamari and Fresh Greens Salad with Citrus IPA Dressing matched with Life Jacket IPA, Crab Cakes with Spicy Beer Hollandaise accompanied by Rude Parrot IPA, Salmon with Dijon Beer Cream Sauce over Drunken Cous Cous paired with Cutts Amber Ale and Chocolate Stout Ice Cream with Salty Pretzels and Caramel matched with Port Royal Stout. Don't miss this very special summer seafood and beer event!
Complementary Beer Pairing

Tuesday, August 25th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Gig Harbor's Brix 25
Instructor: Chef Thad Lyman, owner and chef
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Brix 25, located in downtown Gig Harbor has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Owner and head chef Thad Lyman visits BSC to share with us his innovative and unique style as he prepares a starter of Summer Melon Soup with roasted pepitas and blue cheese cream. His menu continues with Beef Cheek Bourguignon, full of braised baby carrots, sweet onions, and marble mixed baby potatoes. For desserts he offers his French Revolution Tiramisu with griddled lady fingers, French buttercream and espresso coffee sauce. Come and experience what makes this restaurant so special!
Complementary Wine Pairing

BSC is located at Bayview Thriftway
516 West Fourth Ave ~ Olympia, WA 98502
Call: (360) 754-1448