About BSC

Here at the Bayview School of Cooking, or BSC, great cooks learn about the hottest culinary trends, newest techniques and exciting new cooking tools. Beginners learn the basics and about equipment “must haves” in every kitchen. Kids are invited to participate in our classes specifically designed for age appropriate cooking.

Most classes are held on the mezzanine level at Bayview Thriftway, 516 West Fourth in Olympia and are demonstration-style with a focus on how to prepare an entire menu during the class session. Other classes are hands-on and give students and opportunity to participate in menu preparation. We also offer “traveling” classes that visit special interest locations in Western Washington. And, of course, there are ample samples to taste in every class.

BSC offers a tantalizing array of culinary styles with a team of regional chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs teaching many of the classes. Others are taught by our talented team of cooking school instructors. A variety of styles are covered including Indian, French, Italian and Asian. We also emphasize the fresh flavors from our own Pacific Northwest and other ethnic flavors from around the world. We also offer speciality multi-course dinners with wine/beer pairings that are a treat to behold.

BSC classes range in price from FREE (In the Kitchen) to $90 (for our more intensive training sessions). Private classes vary in price according to instructor, menu and class size. Add new recipes to your regular meal repertoire and learn how to prepare delicious foods for every occasion and find a class that meets your interests!