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All our courses are lead by expert instructors including chefs and fishmongers who work alongside small groups to make sure every course offers a really practical and insightful experience.Browse courses
We offer a range of courses to schools and colleges. We do have some funding in place for many courses as part of our schools programme, these are offered on a first come first served basis.Browse courses
For industry training we have a selection of courses that offers expertise in many areas within the seafood industry. We offer hands-on practical training.Browse courses
This popular course and is ideal for chefs, interested amateurs (often fishermen) and trainee fishmongers who are keen to focus on preparing a wide range of species under the watchful eye of a block man or fishmonger. Don't forget that traffic is usually much lighter at this time of day. For estimated travel times to the market see FAQ section of website.
Informative, informal and inspirational - this course is ideal for those who want to start from scratch or develop knife skills under expert tuition to learn the basics. The team who deliver this day are passionate about Billingsgate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and aim to give you an excellent day. Timings 6.15am - 2.15pm approx The school opens at 6.00am for registration at 6.15am. For estimated travel times to the market see FAQ section of website. If you do arrive before the school opens,…
Mastering the Art is a popular course and an excellent way to spend a Saturday. Led by one of our experienced trainers you will spend the day learning how to prepare and cook both fish and shellfish in a variety of ways. A light lunch is served during the course. The strong emphasis on this day is not only the fish prepared, but also on hot tips from an experienced chef on stock and sauce making, various cooking techniques, marinades and flavours that complement the seasonal fish prepared.…
This quality assessment course is designed as an overview of quality assessment of both fish and shellfish and is for environmental health practitioners and technical managers within seafood companies. The course is delivered over an eight hour period and includes a market visit, classroom and practical sessions. This day is led by experts from Billingsgate Market, Fishmongers' Company and Industry Consultants.
The Seafood School, together with the London Fish & Poultry Retail Association are now offering a free (subject to agreed funding) introductory seminar to anyone who wants to get into the trade and become a fishmonger. Fishmongering can be exciting and rewarding; however access into the business lacks a formal training route. This course is aimed at people who are not currently in the trade and is designed as a taster into the Seafood Industry. The day is also for people who are looking at setting…
The day begins with an early morning escorted market visit with one of the Fisheries Inspectors from Fishmongers' Company or an experienced fishmonger who understands the workings of Billingsgate Market. Breakfast is served in our kitchens with an introduction to the day. A short 30 minute talk covering sustainability and responsible sourcing follows before cutting commences in our knife skills area. The hands-on knife skills element of the day continues through to around 2pm and includes a…
Why not bring your clients or team along for a challenging day or evening session of seafood preparation and cooking at Billingsgate Seafood Training School ? Non seafood eaters catered for.View offer
Billingsgate Seafood Training School is located on the first floor of Billingsgate Fish Market next to Canary Wharf, London
We are a charity, focused on promoting responsibly sourced seafood to young people as part of a healthy diet. We offer training to people coming into the seafood industry or who want to improve their understanding of it. To support our charitable activities, we have a wide range of courses for the general public aimed at increasing the knowledge of seafood amongst food lovers.Read more
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