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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!

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Featured Classes and Events....

New for November!
Karolyn Grimes Wilkerson-Zuzu Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life Monday, November 30th, 6:00-8:30 pm

The Magic of It's a Wonderful Life
Instructor: Karolyn Grimes Wilkerson-Zuzu Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life, child actress and author, plus cooking assistance from Leanne Willard, BSC Director.
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Zuzu is back! The inspirational film "It's a Wonderful Life" hit the screens in 1946, when 6-year-old Karolyn played George Bailey's daughter, Zuzu. Share a delightful evening with her as she reminisces about the making of this iconic movie, along with her other movies, and taste family recipes from her books, Zuzu's Recipe for It's a Wonderful Life Cookbook and Celebrating It's a Wonderful Life...How the Movie's Message of Hope Lives On. Join Leanne as she makes Karolyn's homey favorites such as The Falls Smoked Salmon Spread, Spinach Salad, The Best Meat Loaf, Zuzu's Yummy Potatoes, and Francie's Carmelettas. There will also be a special treat to take home, Marshmallow Capra - Corn Squares. It's a wonderful life!
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Taste the Holiday Spirit! Saturday, December 12th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Taste the Holiday Spirit!
Only at Bayview Thriftway Taste the Holiday Spirit!

  • Food & Beverage Sampling
  • Mini Culinary Seminars
  • Festive & Easy Holiday Recipes
  • Food, Wine & Kitchen Gift Ideas
  • Caroling with Olympia HS Chamber Choir
  • PLUS...purchase a BSC Christmas gift certificate for that special cook in your life!

Wednesday, January 13th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Our Table - A New Restaurant in Town
Our Table - A New Restaurant in Town Instructor: Chef Mike Holbein
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There's a new restaurant in town on Fourth Avenue, called Our Table. The four chefs who started this culinary treasure have stated that their mission is to provide the Olympia community with a restaurant that serves local, fresh and affordable food. This local and seasonal emphasis is clearly reflected in Chef Mike's elegant menu: Roasted Squash Salad with Winter Greens and Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette, Mushroom-Polenta Cakes with Onion Confit and Pepper Relish, and Pork Roast with Northwest Pate'd Root Mash and Cabbage. We'll top the evening off with another local favorite, Olympic Mountain Ice Cream! Come and join us at "Our Table!" Our Table
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Saturday, January 23rd, 6:00-8:30 pm Top Rung Brewing Co.

Top Rung Brewing Co. Dinner
Instructors: A representative from Top Rung Brewing Co., Lacey, Washington; Barb Agee and Leanne Willard, your chefs for the evening.
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Top Rung Brewing Co. is a 10 barrel production brewery located in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey. Casey Sobol and Jason Stoltz started the brewery and are also full time fire fighters, hence the name "Top Rung." Join a representative from this up-and-coming brewery and learn about their beers while enjoying the brews with paired (slightly spicy - think fire) food courses. You'll start with Chili con Queso Cerveza Crostini matched with Prying Irons IPA and Green Cabbage Salad with Spicy Pepitas accompanied by Lacey Lager. Peppery Roasted Mushroom and Dark Lager Soup is paired with Lacey Dark Lager and the main course is Beer-Braised Chipotle Chicken with Red Peppers over Drunken Cilantro Lime Rice, which goes nicely with the 360 Red. Finally, a dessert of Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Whiskey-Stout Sauce is perfect with the My Dog Scout Stout. Enjoy the special firehouse ambience while you eat your dinner!
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Thursday, February 4th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Oysters: Recipes That Bring Home a Taste of the Sea Oysters: Recipes That Bring Home a Taste of the Sea
Instructor: Cynthia Nims, cookbook author
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Love oysters? Cynthia stops by BSC to explore her new cookbook and discuss all things oysters! She'll talk about the different varieties of oysters, how to choose and store them, and demonstrate how to shuck the bivalves, offering the opportunity for students to come up and try for themselves! The recipes she'll share from her book include: Raw Oysters with Champagne Vinegar-Roasted Shallot Mignonette and Grapefruit-Basil Granite', Baked Oysters with Tender Leeks and Thyme, Endive and Radicchio Salad with Fried Oysters and Hazelnuts, and a rich and creamy Oyster and Celery Root Bisque. This is your chance at oyster nirvana! Cynthia Nims
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BSC is located at Bayview Thriftway
516 West Fourth Ave ~ Olympia, WA 98502
Call: (360) 754-1448