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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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Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00-8:30 pm Chef Emily Moore

Salad Composure

Instructor: Chef Emily Moore

Chef Emily believes that the best salads are composed, having more than one dressing element to layer the flavors and really show off the flavors of seasonal ingredients. Join her as she first makes a Wild Spring Mushroom Pasta appetizer before creating a spectacular Composed Salad of Roast Chicken, Asparagus, Snap Pea, Radish and Local Cherry (or berries, depending on our weather!) demonstrating all the different components. For dessert, Emily shows how to make Bacona Dolce, an Italian dessert of meringue layers with chocolate, filled with whipped cream and macerated strawberries. Here’s a menu for your outdoor entertaining! Chef Emily Moore. page link
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BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program presents: Summer Camps 2016!

Join Kids Culinary Arts Program Director, Caroline Willard, as she presents hands-on multi-day camps for cooks ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 13. The young cooks will learn cooking technique and how to prepare really good food in Bayview Thriftway’s BSC Kitchen!

For 5-8 Year Old Cooks:

Food & Folktales

Two Camps (each day runs 9 -11:30 am):

  • July 18-19
  • August 15-16
Both food and folktales are wonderful “peeks” into any country’s culture. Join Caroline and her helpers as they explore foreign cuisines through familiar folktales. Did you know that “Little Red Riding Hood” is originally from Germany, “Jack and the Beanstalk” is from England, “Stone Soup” is from France and “Puss in Boots” is from Italy? Become an expert chef as you chop, slice, bake and sauté, cooking up delicious dishes from Germany, England, France and Italy and learning about the cherished folktales from these countries! See the Kids in the Kitchen - Ages 5 to 8 page for details!

For 9-13 Year Old Cooks:

A World of Folklore and Food

Four Camps (each day runs 9 -11:30 am):

  • July 11-14
  • July 25-28
  • August 8-11
  • August 22-25
It could be said that both local food and folktales reveal the soul of a place. This summer in the BSC kitchen, Caroline and her assistants will be exploring favorite dishes and folktales from eight different countries. Travel the globe through cuisine and story, learning culinary technique and practical aspects of cooking. See the Kids in the Kitchen - Ages 9 to 13 page for details!
BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program presents: Summer Camps 2016!

TTown! This summer BSC invites our Tacoma neighbors to the north, for a visit! Attend a class, or better yet, attend all four classes and see the many charms vibrant T-Town has to offer! See inside class descriptions for more details!

Monday, July 11th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Hands-On Class - Dolce Si Sicilian Bakery

Dolce SInstructor: Elisabetta O’Shea, owner and baker, Dolce Si, Sicilian Bakery and Café

Elisabetta, a native Sicilian, visits BSC to give a hands-on lesson in making Arancini with Béchamel, Spinach Ham and Cheese Filling, a divine dessert, Brioche with Chocolate Filling and Mafalda, a Sicilian bread with a golden crust and the delicate, characteristic taste of sesame seeds. Elisabetta will bring a special prosciutto to taste with this delicious bread. Once you’ve discovered this special spot, you’ll be finding excuses to make the short journey north! page link
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Tuesday, July 26th, 6:00-8:30 pm

The Table

The TableInstructor: Chef Derek Bray, The Table, Tacoma

Chef Derek comes to BSC to share his passion for gathering at the table and enjoying house-made, locally sourced food that pays homage to the rich culinary history of the PNW. His exciting menu includes an appetizer of Roasted Heirloom Tomato Flatbread, a main course of Porcini-Rubbed Venison with Asparagus and Mushroom Hash, and Sweet Fontina Biscuits with Macerated Strawberries and Ricotta Whipped Cream for a grand finish to the evening! page link
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Monday, August 1st, 6:00-8:30 pm

Over the Moon Café

Over the Moon CaféInstructor: Chef Deanna Harris Bender, Over the Moon Café, Tacoma

Join Chef Deanna at BSC as she showcases a lovely seafood menu which includes: Peruvian Ceviche to start, a main dish of Shrimp with Cheesy Grits, featuring stone-ground creamy grits with sautéed shrimp in a sauce of white wine, butter, shallots and maple bacon, and a glorious dessert, Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Berry Sauce. page link
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Monday, August 15th, 6:00-8:30 pm


MarrowInstructor: Chef Matt Schweitzer, Marrow, Tacoma

Join Chef Matt when he visits BSC and shares a little about what makes Marrow so special. His menu this evening includes: Deviled Eggs, with pimento cheese yolk, herbed breadcrumbs, house made bacon, pick led peppers and chives, the Marrow Pasta Carbonara, with tagliatelle, egg, parmesan, pecorino, pancetta, served with a simple green salad, and an amazing Huckleberry Creme Brûlée for a delightful finish to the meal. page link
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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