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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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Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bayview! Friday, October 7th 5-8:00 pm

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bayview!

Bayview Thriftway celebrates the 206th Anniversary of Oktoberfest with a special evening of Bier Tasting and a German Bratwurst Dinner. Join the fun with…

  • German-Style Beer Tasting - $5.00
  • Grilled Bratwurst, German Potato Salad, Autumn Apple Slaw, Harvest Beans and non-beer choice of drink - $8.99
  • German Oktoberfest Music
  • Customer Judging of Employee-Carved Pumpkins
  • Outdoor Twinkle-lit Deck with Hay Bales
  • Pumpkins, Gourds & Autumn Treats for purchase
  • Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

2 Culinary Field Trips!
  • Tuesday, September 27th 8:30 am-4:00 pm

    Mitra’s Mediterranean Market Tour
    Mitra Mohandessi

    Our Mediterranean market adventure begins when you arrive at Bayview Thriftway by 8:30 am at Dancing Goats Espresso stand, get your beverage and head up to Seattle in a comfortable van. We’ll meet up with BSC Mediterranean instructor Mitra at Big John’s PFI in the Seattle SoDo district. With Mitra as your guide, you’ll tour the store and become familiar with dried herbs, spices, pastes, cheeses and olives from all over the Mediterranean and Middle East. We’ll next travel to Kirkland where we stop at a specialty Middle Eastern Market, walk a few steps and find ourselves at the Rumi Restaurant where you’ll enjoy a family-style lunch of kabobs, stews and rice. Last stop will be at a bakery where you can stock up on fresh Middle Eastern breads and sweets. If you’d like to purchase olives, please bring your own jars. Click for more details

    This day package includes:

    Morning travel beverage
    Round Trip Transportation from Bayview Thriftway
    Tours of Big John’s PFI, Kirkland Middle Eastern Market & Bakery
    Lunch at Rumi Restaurant

  • Thursday, October 20th 9:00 am-4:30 pm

    Woodinville Wine Tour

    Join us as we embark on our first ever wine tour up to Woodinville, Washington! After picking up your beverage from Dancing Goats Espresso Bar by 9:00 am, we travel up to Woodinville in a comfy van. Our first stop is at Chateau Ste. Michelle, where we take a tour and enjoy some tasting. Next we’ll be off for an early lunch at the historic Hollywood Tavern followed by three more remarkable wineries: Dusted Hills Winery, Gorman Winery and Cave B Estate Winery. You’ll enjoy a 15% discount at most of these wineries. Click for more details

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

    This day package includes:

    Morning Travel Beverage
    Round Trip Transportation from Bayview Thriftway
    Taste and Tour at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
    Lunch at Hollywood Tavern in Woodinville
    Tastings at Dusted Valley Winery, Gorman Winery and Cave B Estates Winery

A Local Restaurant

Local Deliciousness!

  • Monday, September 12th 6:00-8:30 pm

    Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House, Shelton Xinh’s Seafood Extravaganza! Instructor: Xinh Dwelly, owner and chef of Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House, Shelton

    Welcome Xinh back to BSC in a class that highlights the seafood for which she’s so well known! Listen to this chef’s amazing stories as she makes her very own version of Oysters Rockefeller. She’ll share a new menu item, Mussels with Pesto, Sundried Tomatoes, Bacon and Jalapeños served with bread, and then an old favorite, Clams with Black Bean Hoisin Sauce, served with Asian Noodles. You won’t want to miss this very special evening with the queen of seafood! Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House, Shelton Click for more details
    Complementary wine pairingComplementary wine pairing

  • Thursday, September 15th 6:00-8:30 pm

    MiSo - Korean Cuisine!

    Instructor: Leena Rommann, owner/chef at MiSo, Lacey

    Leena and her husband Ryan opened their Lacey restaurant in 2015 with the intention of creating Korean-inspired food that was both delicious and health-conscious, offering design-it-yourself rice bowls, wraps and salads. Join her when she visits BSC to share her own favorites from Korean cuisine, including the popular holiday dish Korean-Style Meatballs, made with ground beef, tofu, carrots and onions; a restaurant regular, Jap Chae, glass noodles, carrots, spinach, onions, and mushrooms; Naeng Chae, a cold sweet and sour dish featuring bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, and Korean mustard; and Spicy Pork with Korean chili paste, onions, soy sauce and sesame oil. Come and find out why Korean food is so popular right now! MiSo - Korean Cuisine! Click for more details
    Complementary beer pairingComplementary beer pairing.

  • Wednesday, September 21st 6:00-8:30 pm

    Budd Bay Café Budd Bay Café

    Instructor: Chef Adam Setterstrom

    Chef Adam returns to BSC to reveal his secret to making what many folks say is the best clam chowder in town! His menu begins with fresh Organic Field Greens with Candied Pecan, Bleu Cheese and Dried Cranberries dressed in red wine vinaigrette before he moves on to the renowned Budd Bay Café’s Signature New England-Style Clam Chowder. Wild Hawaiian Yellow Fin Tuna with Sesame Seeds and Pepper Crust accompanied by a sample of Sticky Rice is the main dish, with our local Olympic Mountain Ice Cream for a refreshing dessert. Great menu, just in time for fall! Budd Bay Café Click for more details
    Guest Chef ClassGuest Chef ; Complementary wine pairingComplementary wine pairing

  • Monday, November 7th 6:00-8:30 pm

    Rush In Dumplings Rush In Dumplings - A Hands-On Class

    Instructor: Brad Eisold, owner Rush In Dumplings, Olympia

    Their website says it all: it’s the “first ever Russian pelmeni joint in the heart of Olympia.” And WOW, are they tasty! Owner Brad Eisold visits BSC offering hands-on instruction on how to make these little dumplings yourself. In class we’ll make both Beef and Potato Pelmeni, going through all the steps then feast upon them, and try them with two traditional topping variations: The Siberian Classic that combines sour cream, butter, cilantro, Sriracha vinegar and curry powder, and Rush-In Loaded that loads on sour cream, cheese, bacon, and green onion. Rush In Dumplings. Click for more details
    Hands-On Adult ClassHands-On Adult Class; Complementary Beer ServedComplementary Beer Served

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