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    Billingsgate Seafood School

    Celebrating Sustainable Fish & Shellfish - Sustainable Seafood Award 2014
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    Get into Fishmongering

    Free with agreed funding from Billingsgate School
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    Bespoke Days for the Industry

    We plan bespoke courses to suit your budget

What`s on offer

Food Lovers
Food Lovers

All of our fish preparation and cookery 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.

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Schools & Funded

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.

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Seafood Industry

For industry training we have a selection of cookery courses and preparation courses that offer expertise in many areas within the seafood industry. We offer hands-on practical training.

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New for 2015


Ginger-cured Salmon
As this is to be eaten raw you need to use previously frozen salmon - either Atlantic or Sockeye (one of the Pacific species of salmon) This is available at many retailers. This is our take on Gravadlax with a Pacific rim twist. 

Take 450g salmon fillet and pin-bone if necesary. Mix together 1 tbsp wasabi paste, 2 red chillies and 1 green chilli, seeded and very finely chopped, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 50g coarse sea salt, 1 tbsp crushed peppercorns, 3 tbsp grated root ginger and 5 tbsp rice wine vinegar. Spread half the cure on a large sheet of cling film. Put the salmon on top. Spread the remaining cure over the top of the salmon. Wrap well and put onto a tray. Weight the salmon down with a second tray. Leave in the refrigerator for 24 hours, turning once or twice. To serve, scrape off the exxcess 'cure' and slice the fish very thinly using a sharp salmon or carving knife. Arrange the slices on a serving dish and serve with fromage frais and chopped coriander.
RECIPES FOR MAY - moved to Quick and Easy Recipes - Food Lovers


******************SPECIAL EVENTS *****************

Watch out for....

October 2015
UK Wine with Great British Seafood
Join us for a wine and seafood tasting morning to celebrate our 15th birthday.

Save the date.... 24th October... more details available at the end of July




Friday Evening Seafood School - Choose to join one class or the whole course of 6 to increase your fish and shellfish repetoire. We are running a a series of new classes, see Food Lovers Evenings

Techniques Evenings - Focus on one species and methods of cooking in 'every which way'. Learn how to prepare and cook Squid and Cuttlefish, Bass and Bream and Crab and Lobster Evenings.

One Pot Evenings - Turbot and Scallop Bisque on Friday 26th June.

To redeem a gift certificate for any of the above, please call us on 0207 517 3548. We look forward to hearing from you.

Remember Gift Certificates are valid for 1 year after date of purchase.

New for 2015 our Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Seafood School

Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Market - 2015

To cater for the wide range of requests that we receive for training across the industry we are pleased to announce a new range of short and longer courses that cover a number of key topics. These include informative sessions covering buying, aquaculture, sustainability and responsible sourcing, fish and shellfish preparation classes aimed all designed for the catering and food sector. 

Click on Seafood Industry courses to view what we are now offering. If you would like to combine some of these to create your own bespoke session for your own team please pick up the phone and call Adam Whittle (0207 517 3548)
Adam is our industry consultant and delivers many of these days, he will be more than happy to work with you to create a session that works for you.

To make any bookings on theses courses just call our office Manager - Kerry Dixson on 0207 517 3548.


Catch of the Day 1 (Seasonal Fish Workshop)

Gain the confidence and learn the skills to know what fish to buy, how to prepare it and the best way to cook it at home. Enjoy an early morning tutored visit of Billingsgate when the market is in full swing.  Learn about the huge range of species that are available on the market daily and how to tell they are the seasonal best. After our legendary market breakfast spend an informative and informal morning learning how to prepare and cook our 'Catch of the Day' You will prepare a number…

12-14 People
8.00 hours
£ 198.00

Morning Catch

 Enjoy an early morning tutored visit of Billingsgate when the market is in full swing. Learn about the huge range of species that are available on the market daily and how to tell they are the seasonal best.  Under the guidance of our training team, make your own choice of fish to prepare before tucking into one of our fish breakfasts.  Redeeming a gift voucher? Please do not book below, telephone Kerry on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

-6 People
3.00 hours
£ 55.00

One Pot Suppers

Friday night.... is Seafood Cioppino on Friday 31st July 2015 Learn how to make this classic fish stew that is so popular on the Pacific coast of the USA. This rich, chili and tomato fish casserole was created by the immigrant Italian fishermen based in the San Franciscan bay area. You will prepare a number of species of fish to add to this fabulous 'one-pot' including clams, squid, saithe, gurnard and seabream - all from scratch. All served with Italian bread.  Friday night..... is…

-14 People
3.00 hours
£ 90.00
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City & Guilds Retail Certificate Courses

We are now taking applications for the next 2 courses on Wednesday 2rd and Thursday 3rd September 2015 Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November 2015 To book - please email or contact us directly on 0207 517 3548 This 2 day course is sponsored by Fishmongers' Company and City & Guilds and would usually cost £500 approx.  Due to high demand for these assisted places we require a payment of £50 for fish costs and refreshments for the two days. This confirms that attendees…

8-15 People
16.15 hours
£ 50.00

Get into Fishmongering

COURSES FOR 2015 ARE: Tuesday 21st April Tuesday 9th July Tuesday 8th October Please contact our administration office to book a place or email us on info@seafoodtraining.org to submit a application for a funded place. This business workshop is a must for anyone considering setting up their own fish retail business. We offer and insight into how to buy effectively at Billingsgate and also the chance to disucss and gain advice from Industry experts, discussing the pitfalls and opportunities within…

4-8 People
7.00 hours
£ 175.00
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Corporate and Team Days

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.

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Welcome to Billingsgate Seafood School

Welcome to Billingsgate Seafood School

Fish Cookery Courses and Preparation Courses in London

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 specialise in providing fish preparation and cookery courses, and 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.

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Our Cookbook & Merchandise

Reserve your signed copy of the Billingsgate cookbook

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Gift Vouchers

We offer a gift voucher service for all our courses and these can be personalised and made out for any occasion.

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