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BSC offers a tantalizing array of culinary styles and specialized techniques for adults and childrn. In addition to our own team of cooking school instructors, we invite regional chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs to instructt many of the classes . We emphasize the fresh flavors from our own Pacific Northwest and other ethnic flavors from around the world including Indian, French, Italian and Asian. Plus we offer speciality multi-course dinners with wine/beer pairings that are a treat to behold. Tour our current list of classes online or download our current brochure (in pdf format) and find your way to delicious culinary surprises! Call (360) 754-1448 for information and to register.

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Featured Classes and Events....

Monday, December 5th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Dickens Traditions Updated Dickens Traditions Updated

Instructor: Chef Nash Zink

Back in Charles Dickens’ day, those who could afford it favored wassail, oyster stew, roast goose and trifle or plum pudding for their grand holiday dinner. Join Chef Nash as he presents a modern take on the traditional English Christmas dinner that you can make at home. His menu starts with a Wassail Bourbon Cocktail and Oysters on the Half Shell with Celery Foam, Apple and Chive. His impressive but doable entrée is Currant-Glazed Duck Breast with Stuffing and Gravy, served with Parsnips and Carrots, while Roasted Pumpkin Mille-Feuille Trifle with Sage is the sweet finish to a meal that even Dickens would have a hard time resisting! page link
Complementary mini-cocktail pairingComplementary mini-cocktail pairing; Guest Chef ClassGuest Chef

Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

Instructor: Kian Lam Kho, author of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees - Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees - Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees - Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking published in the fall of 2015, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees has received the IACP Julia Child First Book Award and many other accolades. No wonder - this beautiful cookbook offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods. Author and culinary expert Kian Lam Kho provides a practical, intuitive window into this unique cuisine. Join him for a very special evening as he demonstrates how to make Kung Pao Chicken, an example of the dry stir-frying style, Stir-Fried Beef with Black Pepper, which utilizes the moist stir-fry method, Stir-Fried Pea Shoots with Garlic, a simple stir-fry, and Red Cooked Pork, a braised dish. A unique opportunity to learn to cook Chinese at home! page link
Complementary wine pairingComplementary wine pairing

Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Hands-On Santa Lucia Saffron Buns Hands-On Santa Lucia Saffron Buns

Instructor: Carolyn Maddox

In Sweden on December 13th, Santa Lucia Day is celebrated with the eldest daughter dressed in a long white gown, a red ribbon tied at the waist, a crown of fresh greens and lit candles on her head, carrying fresh Santa Lucia Buns for the family. Traditional songs are sung and coffee is poured as these lovely buns, rich with butter, cream and eggs are served to all the people in the house. Carolyn will give step-by-step instruction as you learn to make this special treat yourself. Take some buns home and try them in class as Carolyn discusses the lore behind this holiday tradition and who knows, Santa Lucia herself may also turn up! page link
Hands-On Adult ClassHands-On Adult Class

Thursday, December 8th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Hands-On Mexican Christmas Cookies

Instructor: Soitza Devlin

Mexican Christmas Flower Countries all over the world celebrate Christmas with special cookies and Mexico is no exception. Soitza joins us at BSC to share her favorite cookie recipes and teach you how to make them! You’ll be making Polvorones de Naranja, orange cookies, Coricos, a traditional corn cookie, Easy Buñuelos con Miel de Piloncillo, a traditional Christmas dessert made with crispy tortilla flour and sugar cane syrup, and Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies. You’ll take some cookies home and enjoy a few in class, as we sip Mexican Hot Chocolate and listen to Mexican Christmas music! page link
Hands-On Adult ClassHands-On Adult Class

Taste the Holiday Spirit! Saturday, December 10th; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Taste the Holiday Spirit! - Annual FREE Culinary Event at Bayview

Lots of specialty food and drink samples throughout the entire store

  • Culinary Mini-Seminars in the BSC Kitchen
  • Recipes for quick, easy and delicious appetizers and desserts
  • Latest in kitchen tools, gadgets and accessories
  • Gift ideas for the food & wine lovers and cooks in your life
  • Caroling throughout the store with Olympia High School’s Chamber Choir
Treat yourself to this holiday event featuring festive “pantry” dishes requiring little time and effort. BSC Assistants and Bayview Staff offer creative entertaining ideas to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season! page link

BSC is located at Bayview Thriftway
All classes are held in the BSC Kitchen unless otherwise noted.
516 West Fourth Ave ~ Olympia, WA 98502
Call (360) 754-1448