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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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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! BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program presents: Summer Camps 2016!

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!

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
516 West Fourth Ave ~ Olympia, WA 98502
Call: (360) 754-1448