BSC Kids Culinary Program

The Bayview School of Cooking’s programs for kids strive to provide a fun and safe environment where children can learn age-appropriate cooking skills as well as an appreciation for new and different foods.

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

Saturday, March 2nd
Instructor: Caroline Willard


In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Ages 5-8 | 9-11am

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. That may be, but have you ever cooked food that’s named after these two animals? Join Caroline and her helpers in the BSC kitchen as you make Lion’s Head Casserole, a traditional Chinese dish featuring meatballs, Sheep Dip, made with feta cheese, ricotta, pine nuts and dill, served with assorted vegetables, and adorable Lamb Cupcakes, decorated with marshmallows. $35

The Lion and the Lamb
Ages 9-13 | 1-3:30pm
It’s said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. That may be, but have you ever cooked food that’s named after these two animals? Join Caroline and her assistants in the BSC kitchen as you make Lion’s Head Casserole, a traditional Chinese dish featuring meatballs, soft, pillowy, Lion House Rolls, creamy Sheep Dip, made with feta cheese, ricotta, pine nuts and dill, served with assorted vegetables, and adorable Lamb Cupcakes, decorated with marshmallows. $40

Saturday, April 6th
Instructor: Irene Schade


April Fools!
Ages 5-8 | 9-11am

April Fools’ Day is a day to play funny jokes on people like making them think that a certain food is really another! Irene and her helpers are up to mischief in the kitchen when they help you make Meatloaf “Cupcakes” topped with mashed potatoes frosting and ketchup decorating icing. Or how about Cinnamon Apple “French Fries” with Jam “Ketchup?” For dessert, there’s “Hamburger” Cakes, made with vanilla wafers, chocolate mint cookies, green coconut and topped with sesame seeds! Don’t miss this class where silliness abounds! $35

April Foolery
Ages 9-13 | 1-3:30pm
April Fools’ Day is a day to play jokes on people like making them think that one food is really another! Irene and her assistants are up to mischief in the kitchen when they help you make Meatloaf “Cupcakes” topped with mashed potatoes frosting and ketchup decorating icing. Or how about Cinnamon Apple “French Fries” with Jam “Ketchup?” For dessert, there’s “Hamburger” Cakes, made with vanilla wafers, chocolate mint cookies, green coconut and topped with sesame seeds! For a snack to take home, there’s “Puppy Chow,” made with Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Don’t miss this class where silliness abounds! $40

Saturday, May 4th
Instructor: Irene Schade


A May Day Celebration!
Ages 5-8 | 9-11am

April Fools’ Day is a day to play jokes on people like making them think that one food is really another! Irene and her assistants are up to mischief in the kitchen when they help you make Meatloaf “Cupcakes” topped with mashed potatoes frosting and ketchup decorating icing. Or how about Cinnamon Apple “French Fries” with Jam “Ketchup?” For dessert, there’s “Hamburger” Cakes, made with vanilla wafers, chocolate mint cookies, green coconut and topped with sesame seeds! For a snack to take home, there’s “Puppy Chow,” made with Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Don’t miss this class where silliness abounds! $40

The Merry Month of May
Ages 9-13 | 1-3:30pm
May is here and it’s time to celebrate flowers, berries, seeds, and young vegetables growing in the garden! Mark the occasion with Irene and her assistants by making an Edible Flower Bouquet, made with fruit, Strawberry-Ricotta Muffins, fresh Veggie Rainbow Wraps full of radishes, carrots, corn, and peas, and Fruit and Seed Granola Bars. Spring has sprung! $40

Saturday, May 11th, 10am-12pm
Abby’s Hands-On Cupcake Decorating
for Kids!
with Abby Mondau, owner of Abby’s Cupcakes, Olympia
For children 8 and older!Abby, who was born and raised in Olympia, opened her first cupcake shop in the summer of 2012. Her business has thrived since then, spreading joy in the form of delicious baked goods. Kids can join her in the BSC kitchen as she teaches the basics of making Vanilla Cake batter and Vanilla Frosting. She’ll give step-by-step instruction on how to use a piping bag and offer different frosting options for decorating.
Eat a cupcake in class and take a couple
masterpieces home! $50

Sunday, May 19th, 1-4:00 pm
Tea for Two – A Hands-On Class for Kids with Lee Ann Ufford
This unique class for kids aged 8 and up will allow students to prepare and serve a proper tea – and invite a guest! There’ll be a 2-hour class time for participants to learn and practice a variety of cooking and baking skills plus set the table scape with flowers, dishes and appropriate tea accessories.  Each student will invite a guest (a grandparent, mom, dad, friend or family member), to join the festivities at the end of the 2-hour set-up. Students and their guests will sit down together for an hour of tea, savories, sweets and pleasant conversation.  The menu includes an array of Classic Tea Sandwiches, such as egg salad, cucumber, and Nutella banana, Fruit Skewers, a Freshly Baked Scone with a selection of jam, Royal Raspberry Brownies, and Lemon Berry Parfaits.   Students will assemble the sandwiches and bake the savories as tea etiquette and presentation are discussed. Instructor Lee Ann has presented teas at BSC for the past four years and delights in sharing the history of this beloved tradition.  Join us as we bring out the well-loved cups and saucers, the sugar tongs, the hats and gloves if you choose. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays or an (almost!) end of the school year treat! $60 for child and adult.