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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....

BSC Kids Culinary Summer Camps!
The Bayview School of Cooking’s Kids program provides a fun and safe environment where children can learn age-appropriate cooking skills as well as an appreciation for new and different foods. The program divides the young cooks into two age groups: 5 to 8 and 9 to 13. Join BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program Director, Caroline Willard, as she presents for in Bayview Thriftway’s BSC Kitchen!

5 to 8 Year Old Cooks

BSC Kids Culinary  Summer Camps! It’s a Disney World of Delights!

Two 5 - 8 year old summer camps:
July 24th - 25th and August 14th - 15th

and JUST ADDED: July 26th - 27th: 9 - 11:30 am!


each day the camps run from 9 - 11:30 am

One of the best things about Disney movies is the fact that they take place all over the world! Do you ever wonder what your favorite Disney characters might eat? Join Caroline and her helpers as they explore different cuisines through Disney movies! You’ll make and eat food from the settings of Mulan, Moana,The Emperor’s New Groove, and soon to be released (November 2017) Disney movie - Coco! Become an expert chef as you chop, slice, bake and sauté, cooking up delicious dishes from China, Polynesia, Peru and Mexico, and learn more about these memorable Disney movies! For more detail: click here

In order to guarantee your child a seat in class, pre-registration is required.
Sign up now! Call (360) 754-1448 to register!




9 to 13 Year Old Cooks

The Wide World of Disney Cuisine!

Four 9 - 13 year old summer camps:
July 10th - 13th; July 17th - 20th; August 7th - 10th and August 21st - 24th
each day the camps run from 9 - 11:30 am

One of the best things about Disney movies is the fact that they take place all over the world! Do you ever wonder what your favorite Disney characters might eat? Join Caroline and her assistants as they explore different cuisines through Disney movies! You’ll make and eat food from the settings of Frozen, Brave, Hercules, Aladdin, Brother Bear, Home on the Range, Ratatouille, Aristocats, Beauty and Beast, and Cinderella! Become an expert chef as you chop, slice, bake and sauté, cooking up delicious dishes from Norway, Scotland, Greece, the Middle East, Alaska, the Midwestern United States, and France and learn more about these memorable Disney movies! For more detail click here

In order to guarantee your child a seat in class, pre-registration is required.
Call (360) 754-1448 to register!


Local Restaurant Classes!
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    Gotti Sweets Macarons
  • Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00-8:30 pm
    Gotti Sweets Macarons - A Hands-On Class
    Instructor: Rebecca Gottlieb from Gotti Sweets, a charming bakery in downtown Olympia. Get hands-on instructions baking the sweet, meringue-based, brightly colored confection that almost no one can resist. page link

  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:00-8:30 pm
    Playing with Grains Playing with Grains
    Instructor: Chef Mike Holbein - Our Table restaurant - Chef Mike knows that grains and legumes can make for an exciting meal - an all vegan class! Complementary wine pairing. page link

  • Monday, June 19th, 6:00-8:30pm
    The Governor's Cellar
    Instructor: Chef Lanette Miles - Inside the historic Governor Hotel, you’ll find a brand-new restaurant called The Governor’s Cellar. Join us as Chef Lanette demonstrates her fine fare. Complementary wine pairing.The Governor’s Cellar page link

  • Monday, August 7th, 6:00-8:30 pm
    Olympia's Dockside Bistro
    Instructor: Executive Chef Laurie Nguyen - The Governor’s CellarOlympia’s Dockside Bistro with returning instructor . Experience true Pacific Northwest fusion cooking featuring elements of European and Southeast Asian cuisine. Complementary wine pairing. page link


Tour Western Washington  - you may not get a ride in this vehicle Touring Western Washington!

This summer, Bayview School of Cooking offers three instructor led tours featuring different cuisine and food interests. Travel in comfort, eat well and discover what’s out there! Lunch included! (It is unlikely that this will be your touring car.)

Wednesday, June 28th, 8:15 am-4:30 pm

Thurston County Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Instructor: Barb Agee and Leanne Willard

Join Barb and Leanne as we visit local Thurston County producers to learn more about the places that provide us with fresh meats, treats, honey, and beverages. After picking up your favorite drink from Dancing Goats Espresso Bar (featuring local coffee Batdorf and Bronson) by 8:30 am, we’ll all load into our comfy van. The tour begins at Lattin’s Cider Mill where we’ll taste cider, warm donuts and learn about the history of this iconic business. From there we’ll stop in at Johnson’s Smokehouse, another Olympia landmark and taste their remarkable cured meats. Then it’s a stop at Briney Seas Delicseas, where we’ll sample their amazing smoked fish. A family-style lunch follows at Don Juan’s Mexican Kitchen in Tenino. After lunch we head to Mill Lane Winery and Sandstone Distillery to enjoy tasting room samples. Lastly, we head back up to Olympia for a visit to Working Girls Urban Bee Company for honey sampling and then to Batdorf and Bronson’s Tasting Room for a short tutorial on coffee! page link

All participants must be 21 years of age and tasting fees are included in the price of tour.

Day Package Includes:
  • Morning travel beverage
  • Round trip transportation from Bayview Thriftway
  • Lunch at Don Juan’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Stops, talks and tastes at Lattin’s Cider Mill, Johnson’s Smokehouse, Briney Seas Delicseas, Mill Lane Winery, Sandstone Distillery, Working Girl Urban Bee Company, and Batdorf and Bronson’s Tasting Room
  • Recipes to take home from each of our stops

Thursday, July 6th, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Soitza’s Mexican Market Tour
Instructor: Soitza Devlin

The fun starts when you arrive at Bayview Thriftway and grab a Dancing Goat beverage before heading up to Seattle in a comfortable van. With Soitza as our guide, we’ll discover an array of Mexican cheeses, check out staple items for a well-stocked Mexican pantry, learn about various dried chilies, see a wide variety of Mexican pastries and much more! Lunch at La Carta de Oaxaca in Ballard, which Soitza says is the best traditional Mexican food in the Seattle area, is an extra special treat when she selects the menu items! Meet at Dancing Goats Espresso inside Bayview Thriftway at 8:30 am. We will leave promptly at 8:45 am. An ice chest in the van will be available for purchases needing refrigeration. page link

Day Package Includes:
  • Morning Travel Beverage
  • Round Trip Transportation from Bayview Thriftway
  • Visit El Mercado Latino in Seattle’s Pike Place Market
  • Visit Milagros Mexican Folk Art in Seattle’s Pike Place Market
  • Lunch at La Carta de Oaxaca Restaurant in Ballard
  • Visit Los Guerreros Tienda y Carniceria in Lakewood

Thursday, August 10th, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Pranee’s Seattle Market Tour!
Instructor: Pranee Khruasanit Halverson

The adventure begins when you arrive at Bayview Thriftway and enjoy a Dancing Goat beverage as you head on up to Seattle in a comfortable van. We’ll meet up with BSC Thai instructor Pranee in the International District and with her as your guide, you’ll see exotic fruits and vegetables, discover unusual seafood, check out staple items for a well-stocked Asian pantry and learn how to select the freshest produce. Lunch at The Tamarind Tree is an extra special treat when Pranee selects the menu items! Meet at Dancing Goats Espresso inside Bayview Thriftway at 8:30 am. We will leave promptly at 8:45 am. page link

Day Package Includes:
  • Morning Travel Beverage
  • Round Trip Transportation from Bayview Thriftway
  • Visit Viet Wah Asian Market and Uwajimaya Market
  • Short Walking Tour with tea tasting and other tastes!
  • Lunch at The Tamarind Tree





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
Email: director@bayviewschoolofcooking.com