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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 Our 15th Anniversary! Celebrate Our 15th Anniversary!

Attend any adult evening class or culinary tour this September, October, or November, and:

  • Receive a BSC logo stone coaster
  • Get entered into a drawing for a BSC mug, given away at the end of class!
  • Get entered into a drawing for one of 15 free BSC classes. Winners will be announced at the end of this fall quarter!

Class and Event Updates:

Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:30 pm

Christine Ciancetta Everyday Italian
Instructor: Christine Ciancetta

In the Italian kitchen, nothing goes to waste! In this class, Christine will demonstrate how to use everyday leftover ingredients to easily prepare enticing Italian dishes such as Beef and Lemon Patties, Panzanella, bread salad with crisp radish, celery tomato and herbs, Chicken and Vegetable Puff Pastry Pie, Baked Mushroom and Sausage Polenta, layered with mascarpone and hearty greens, and for dessert, creamy Italian Rice Pudding. Learn how to not waste food! BSC page link

Debbie Macomber’s Table

Debbie Macomber's Table class is full but please join us in welcoming her at the special Book Signing Event from 4:00-5:30 pm (please note this time has been changed). If you wish to contribute a toy toward Debbie's selected charity, The Olympia Toy Run, please feel free to bring one!

Friday, November 2
Book Signing: 4:00-5:30 pm
(please note this time has been changed)
Class: 6:00-8:30 pm

Instructors: Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, with Leanne Willard, BSC Director

Debbie Macomber is one of today’s most popular writers with over 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Her novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and 13 of these have hit the number one spot! Five of her Christmas books have been made into Hallmark movies and her Cedar Cove series was made into a television series. Now she visits BSC to sign copies of and talk about her new cookbook, Debbie Macomber’s Table: Sharing the Joy of Cooking with Family and Friends. In class, Leanne will join Debbie to make some of the recipes from her book including, Sweet and Salty Nuts, Carrot-Ginger Soup, Crunchy Ramen Salad with Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette, Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken served with rice, and Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Zest Frosting. All proceeds from this class will benefit The Olympia Toy Run. Be sure to sign up early for this very special opportunity! BSC page link

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Sunday, October 7, 9:00-11:30 am

BSC Kids Culinary Arts - Ages 5 to 8: The ABCs of Cooking
Instructor: Irene Schade

It’s back to school and Irene and her helpers would like to welcome you back to Saturday Kids classes by reciting the ABCs of cooking! “A” is for Asparagus Risotto, creamy and warm, “B” is for Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts, that go crunch, and “C” is for Cherry Crepes, red, juicy and sweet! And “L” is for lemonade, the drink of the day! Who knew the ABCs could be this yummy? BSC page link - See more BSC Kids Culinary Arts Classes

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Sunday, October 7, 1:00-3:30 pm

BSC Kids Culinary Arts - Ages 9 to 13: ABC to Z Food
Instructor: Irene Schade

You may know your ABCs but do you know the ABCs of cooking? Join Irene and her assistants for a lesson in the kitchen starting with “A,” which stands for Asparagus Risotto, a creamy rice dish that involves lots of stirring and can be adapted to many different ingredients. “B” is for Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts, tasty morsels that are hard to resist and wonderful to start any meal! “C” stands for Cherry Crepes, a delicious dessert that’s also very adaptable, and “Z” stands for Ziti Noodle Bake, a favorite with everyone! And, “L” is for lemonade, the drink of the day! BSC page link - See more BSC Kids Culinary Arts Classes

Sunday, November 4, 9:00-11:30am

BSC Kids Culinary Arts - Ages 5 to 8: Harvest Time in the Kitchen!
Instructor: Irene Schade

Fall is harvest time so what better than hearty food for dinner? Irene and her helpers will help you make a dinner menu that starts with Chex Mix with a Harvest Twist. Then it’s a bowl of Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage served with Fall-Spiced Corn Bread, all served with fresh apple cider! BSC page link - See more BSC Kids Culinary Arts Classes

Sunday, November 4, 1:00-3:30 pm

BSC Kids Culinary Arts - Ages 9 to 13: A Harvest Menu
Instructor: Irene Schade

It’s harvest time and Irene and her assistants have a hearty dinner menu that you can learn to make for your family and friends at home! It starts with Chex Mix with a Harvest Twist, and Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing. Then it’s a bowl of Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage served with Fall-Spiced Cornbread. Enjoy fresh apple cider with your meal!BSC page link - See more BSC Kids Culinary Arts Classes

Thursday, September 20, 8:15-4:30 pm

Hood Canal Food and Wine Tour
Instructor Guides: Cristina Stormans and Leanne Willard Hood Canal Food and Wine Tour

Join Cristina and Leanne as we visit Mason County producers to learn more about the faces and places that provide us with bakery items, produce, seafood, ice cream, and beverages. After picking up your favorite drink from Dancing Goats Espresso Bar by 8:30 am, we’ll all load into our comfy van. The tour begins at local Blue Heron Bakery, where we’ll taste some of their delectable pastries, and a tour of Taylor Shellfish Farms (please wear closed-toed shoes and bring a jacket!). A short tour and family-style lunch follows at Hama Hama Oyster Saloon in Lilliwaup (there will be options for those who don’t like oysters, but it will be seafood!) and afterwards, we’ll enjoy an Olympic Mountain ice cream cone at Hoodsport Coffee. Then it’s off to Hardware Distillery and Walter Dacon Wines to enjoy samples in their tasting rooms. All participants must be 21 years of age and tasting fees are included in the price of tour. BSC page link

This day package includes:

  • Morning travel beverage
  • Round trip transportation from Bayview Thriftway
  • Lunch at Hama Hama Oyster Saloon
  • Stops, talks, and tastes at Blue Heron Bakery, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Hama Hama Oyster Co., Hoodsport Coffee, Hardware Distillery, and Walter Dacon Wines.
  • Recipes to take home from each of our stops.

Saturday, September 29, 6:00-8:30 pm

The Maryhill Winery Hello Fall Dinner The Maryhill Winery Hello Fall Dinner
Instructors: Jacob Holbrook, Representative from Maryhill Winery and Paula Leichty & Leanne Willard, your chefs.

In 1999, Craig and Vicki Leuthold established Maryhill Winery and set out to produce premier wines in the Columbia River Gorge. In 2015, it was named Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest and today is one of Washington State’s largest and most-visited wineries, drawing more than 75,000 guest annually. Join their representative for an informational evening that offers excellent wine paired with excellent cuisine. Paula and Leanne match an Herb Salad with Celery Leaf Pesto, Butter Beans and Parmigiana with Maryhill Pinot Grigio, and Silky Leek and Red Wine Soup with Maryhill Winemaker’s Red. Maryhill’s Zinfandel goes perfectly with Eggplant Parmesan Stacks with a sundried tomato sauce, while their Cabernet Franc is absolutely sublime with Slow-Braised Short Ribs garnished with Parsley Pistou and truffle oil, served with Gnocchi a la Romaine, made with semolina and layered with cheese. Dessert is Torrone Semifreddo, a hard almond nougat folded into a frozen custard with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, is accompanied by Maryhill Riesling. This will be an evening to remember! BSC page link

Friday, October 12, 5-8:00 pm

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bayview! Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bayview!
Bayview Thriftway celebrates the 208th anniversary of Oktoberfest with a special evening of bier tasting and a German Bratwurst dinner. Join the fun with…

  • German Bier and German-Style Beer Tasting - $5
  • Grilled Bratwurst, German Potato Salad, Autumn Apple Slaw, Harvest Beans and a non-beer/wine drink choice - $8.99
  • German Oktoberfest music
  • Customer Judging of Employee’s Carved Pumpkins
  • Outdoor Twinkle-lit Tent with Hay Bales
  • Pumpkins, Gourds and Autumn Treats for purchase

Saturday, October 27, 6:00-8:30 pm

Pelican Brewing Pelican Brewing Oregon Coast Dinner
Instructors: Mike Shawver, Pelican Brewing Representative; Barb Agee & Leanne Willard, chefs for the evening

Pelican Brewing Company was born at the beach in Pacific City in 1996. Now, twenty years later, it’s a craft beer industry leader with fans throughout the Northwest and around the world. Join Mike, for an informative evening that matches excellent beer with great food inspired by the Oregon Coast. Tillamook Cheddar Cheese Puff Balls with Basil Cream Dipping Sauce is paired with Five Fin Pilsner. Then, enjoy Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Onion Topping with Beak Bender Dry Hopped IPA. Kiwanda Cream Ale perfectly complements Pelican Pub inspired Haystack Salad, butter lettuce leaves topped with roasted beets, bacon, Oregon hazelnuts and bleu cheese dressing, and Sea ‘N Red Irish-Style Red Ale is matched with Crab, Artichoke and Face Rock Jack Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells with a Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Cream Drizzle. For dessert, Cranberry-Dried Cherry Crumble, served with Tillamook vanilla ice cream is teamed with Cherried at Sea Belgian Dubbel with Cherries. This is a delectable evening you won’t want to miss! BSC 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