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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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The 6th Annual Olympia’s Next Top Chef Friday, February 23rd, 6:00-9:00 pm

The 6th Annual Olympia’s Next Top Chef
Contestants: Three students from South Puget Sound Community College’s Culinary Arts Program

Be a judge and member of the audience at BSC’s sixth annual Olympia’s Next Top Chef! Watch, learn, and taste as three of SPSCC Culinary Arts Program’s most talented students compete with an original entrée. As with the popular television program “Chopped,” they must use five specified ingredients: Extra Lean Ground Beef, Cauliflower, Cinnamon, Dried Sour Cherries and Castelvetrano Olives, in addition to whatever other ingredients they’d like to use. You get to judge them on teaching style, taste, visual presentation and creativity. The winner will teach their own class at BSC in the summer. Don’t miss this chance to watch Olympia’s new culinary talent in action! Complementary wine pairing. page link

Timpano! Wednesday, February 28th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Hands-On Timpano
Instructor: Lee Ann Ufford

A Timpano is a show-stopping entrée, an edible "drum" and lid made of rosemary pastry, filled with fresh pasta squares and a rich, slow simmered ragu. With Lee Ann as your guide and working as a group, participants will make the pastry, assemble the drum and lid and roll the pasta. The Timpano will be served with Insalata Mista, with winter greens and olives, and Buttery Garlic Bruschetta. The evening will come to a sweet finish with a frozen Amaretti Semifreddo. Join Lee Ann for this "Big Night" of hands-on fun. Complementary wine pairing. page link

BSC Kids Culinary Arts - Ages 9 to 13: The Lucky Irish
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BSC Kids Culinary Arts Program Saturday, March 10th , 1:00-3:30 pm

BSC Kids Culinary Arts - Ages 9 to 13: The Lucky Irish
Instructor: Irene Schade

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. Join Sam as she presents this Saturday's hands-on classes for cooks ages 5-8 and ages 9-13 in Bayview Thriftway’s BSC Kitchen! In order to guarantee your child a seat in class, pre-registration is required. Call (360) 754-1448 to register!

You’ll have the luck of the Irish when you join Irene and her assistants in the BSC kitchen to chop up ingredients to make Dublin Coddle, a traditional Irish stew with potatoes, sausage, and bacon! To go with it, bake up a toasty loaf of Traditional Irish Soda Bread marked with an X, and prepare Leprechaun Mini Potato Bites, stuffed with bacon and cheese. For dessert, it might look like a potato, but it's actually Potato Candy, made with cream cheese and coconut! All of this will be served with St. Patrick’s Green Party Punch. Get ready to celebrate! page link

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Tuesday, March 20th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Hands-On Sushi
Instructor: Chef Toby Kim

Chef Kim grew up learning the traditions of Korean cooking from his mother and grandmother, graduated from the Seattle Culinary Academy, worked for many years at The Herbfarm Restaurant, and most recently was sous chef at the popular Seattle restaurant Poppy. This evening he visits BSC to offer expert hands-on instruction at making the perfect sushi at home. Class will begin with a warm bowl of Miso Soup with Wakame, Tofu and Scallions. Then you’ll learn to make Perfectly Seasoned Sushi Rice, Hosomaki, spicy tuna roll, Uramaki, California roll, Temaki, vegetable hand roll, and Sunomono, cucumber-shrimp salad. page link

Monday, March 26th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Spring Centerpiece Spring Centerpiece—A Hands-On Class
Instructor: Carol Lundblad, Floral Designer and Bayview Store Director

Carol, a talented floral designer, knows how to put together a fresh and beautiful centerpiece for all your spring events! Join her for a fun and instructional evening, when you’ll get to arrange a stunning centerpiece for your table composed in a rustic basket, brimming with the colorful flowers of the season. Enjoy simple hors d'oeuvres and a wine pairing as you work! page link

Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00-8:30 pm

How to Pair Wine with Food How to Pair Wine with Food
Instructors: Doug McCrea, local winemaker and Leanne Willard, BSC Director

There’s nothing better than sharing a delicious meal and the perfect wine to pair with it. But, how do know exactly what wine to pair with that meal? Join Doug and Leanne for an illuminating class where you’ll discover the basics of pairing wine with food. You’ll learn some basic principles of matching wine with different flavors and then get to taste seven varieties of wine with dishes specifically chosen to highlight what works! Try Shrimp with Barbecue Spices with a white wine with some residual sugar, and Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Mini Tarts with a dry white. Salmon Nuggets with Garlic Cream Sauce are paired with a lightly oaked white, and a Rose’ is paired with Fromage Fort Crostini, bubbly and broiled cheese atop toasted bread. French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms are perfectly matched with a light and elegant red, Meatballs with Marinara Sauce are spot on paired with a fruit-focused, soft tannins red, and Roasted Lamb Bites are complemented by a big tannic red. If you enjoy food and wine, you won’t want to miss this evening! page link

Wednesday, April 25th, 8:15 am-4:30 pm

Pike Place Market Tour Pike Place Market Tour
Instructors: Barb Agee and Leanne Willard

Join Barb and Leanne as we visit Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market! After picking up your favorite drink from Dancing Goats Espresso Bar, we’ll all load into our van and head up north. The tour begins at World Spice Merchants where you can find almost any spice you’d ever want, then on to Sosio’s Fruit and Produce, a colorful and fresh stand in the main market. We’ll make a stop at De Laurenti’s, an Italian food and wine shop selling cheeses, meats and imported groceries and then Le Panier, a French bakery with delicious pastries. Lunch will be at Kell’s Irish Pub in Post Alley. Afterwards we’ll visit Beecher’s Cheese Shop and lastly make a stop at Bavarian Meats Delicatessen, a wonderful family-owned shop where you can buy meats, cheeses and German groceries. page link

This day package includes:

  • Morning travel beverage
  • Round trip transportation from Bayview Thriftway
  • Lunch at Kell’s Irish Pub
  • Stops, talks and tastes World Spice Merchants, Sosio’s Fruit and Produce, DeLaurenti’s, Le Panier, Beecher’s Cheese Shop and Bavarian Meats Delicatessen
  • Recipes to take home from each of our stops
  • Cold storage will be available for your purchases

Saturday, April 28th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Lagunitas Beer Dinner Lagunitas Beer Dinner
Instructors: Mitch Klein and Michael Guarracino, Lagunitas Brewing with Barb Agee and Leanne Willard, your chefs for the evening

Lagunitas, founded in 1993 has been one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the United States and it is consistently listed as one of the top ten best selling beers in the country. Join Mitch Klein and Michael Guarracino for an informative evening of beer and food! Barb and Leanne will prepare a menu of Latin-inspired dishes that perfectly complement Lagunita’s brews starting with Mini Panamanian Beef Empanadas, paired with Aunt Sally, and Green Chili-Corn Soup with Roasted Red Pepper, matched with Pils. A Romaine-Orange-Jicama Salad with Lime Dressing goes nicely with the IPA, and the entrée, Red Peanut Mole’ Chicken with Tex-Mex Corn Pudding is wonderful with the Lil’ Sumpin. For dessert, it’s Lemony Beer Pound Cake with Thick Lemon Frosting paired with Citrusinensis for a sweet and zingy finish to the evening! page link

Saturday, May 19th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Line 39 Springtime Wine Dinner
Instructors: Kyle Makki, Line 39 Winery, Barb Agee and Leanne Willard, your chefs for the evening Line 39 Springtime Wine Dinner

The 39th parallel runs through the heart of California wine country and is home to Line 39 Wines. They craft dynamic wines that are expressive of their varietal character, region of origin and premium vineyard pedigree. Spend the evening with Kyle Makki as he discusses Line 39 wines, and taste five of their best with a springtime menu presented by Barb and Leanne. Start with Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Olive Bruschetta paired with Line 39 Pinot Gris, and Seared Scallops with Grape-Mint Relish matched with Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc. A Mixed Mushroom and Pea Shoot Salad is perfect with the Line 39 Merlot, and Roast Chicken with Rhubarb Butter and Asparagus stands up nicely to the Line 39 Petite Syrah. The Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon is the amazing complement to a Bittersweet Chocolate Torte with Strawberry Compote in Cabernet Syrup. page link

Marv’s Marvlus BBQ Returns! Thursday, May 24th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Marv’s Marvlus BBQ Returns!
Instructors: Lance Anderson and Chris Murphy

Around since 1994, Marv’s knows how to smoke meat! If you’ve ever thought about learning the secrets of slow cooking on the grill and smoking your own food at home, now is your chance! Lance and Chris, owners of Marv’s Catering return to BSC to demonstrate the process with an enticing menu that begins with Texas Rockets, half a jalapeno stuffed with a cream cheese mixture and a Little Smokie, then wrapped in a slice of bacon and smoked. They’ll demonstrate their techniques on their large commercial smoker, cooking up Smoked Tri-Tip Beef and St. Louis Style Ribs, with Marv's Famous Baked Beans and Marv’s Coleslaw as the delicious sides. You’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your own smoking techniques! Complementary beer pairing. 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