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    April 2018
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    Coming Up...

    East London Brewery
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    Discovery Lunches

    Seafood and wine pairing with Philippa Carr
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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
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    Wine & Seafood Events

What`s on offer this month

Food Lovers
Food Lovers

Welcoming in 2018 we have a great range of courses to suit all budgets and levels of skill
Check out our Food Lovers Courses for days and evenings - lots of great events coming up.
Call our office for more information and advice on 0207 517 3548


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Schools & Funded

BIG FISH MONDAYS is our brand new course that we offer 

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Seafood Industry

Join us for our Update your Knowledge Seminar on Sustainability and Aquaculture - BOOK THE DATE WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2018... Is farmed fish our future? - come and find all about the best choices to make. 

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Latest news....




*Wine tasting with Cindy Marie Harvey
*Wine discovery lunches with Philippa Carr
*Beer evenings with ELB are BACK!! 
*Celebrity Chef guest days


Last Chance to buy


Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Market 

If you are looking to offer some training for your chef team and also looking for CPD hours - our Update your Knowledge Seminars on sustainability, aquaculture, The Hastings Fishing Fleet and Cutting a couple of species of fish... these are all up and running on our industry section.

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 designed for the catering and food sector.

We are delivering a series of courses on 'Update your Knowledge Workshops' on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing of seafood specifically designed for those in the food industry: catering companies, restaurants etc. Please contact our administration team on 0207 517 3548 for more information.


 To make any bookings on theses courses just call our office administration team on 0207 517 3548.


Mastering the Art

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.  What our customers say about this course: 'Fantastic! Learnt so many recipes and techniques' 'The course beat my expectations. I enjoyed the friendly, open atmosphere and of course the feast at the end!' 'Hands-on…

12-14 People
6.00 hours
£ 168.00

Special Saturday Breakfast and Seafood Preparation

Join us at the school at 7am to register and have a quick cup of tea or coffee.  One of our team will talk for a few minutes to explain how the market operates and ideas about seasonal fish so you get a feel for what will be a good purchase if you want to buy extra fish. Feel free to make extra purchases as we have a large walk in chiller to store this for the duration of the course. You head onto the market on your own to explore and make extra purchases if you wish. Return to the school around…

1-14 People
3.50 hours
£ 60.00

Friday Evening Seafood

Come,  unwind and LEARN how to prepare a wide selection of seafood and CREATE some fantastic seafood dishes to add to your culinary repertoire! This is a HANDS ON PRACTICAL CLASS....(with all the hard work taken away as the chef trainers will have everything ready to go - all you have to do is prepare your own seafood ready to cook) If you would like to try your hand at some fish and shellfish preparation and some classic and global seafood recipes  - this is the course for you. Join the…

10-12 People
3.50 hours
£ 89.00
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Catering College Project

The Fish and Shellfish project with its focus on sustainability is a project delivered in two parts; A Fish and Shellfish Workshop and an Event organised and delivered by the college in their local community. As a charity as well as using our own funds to deliver this project in the past we have been supported by Seafish and more recently we have secured funding through the M&S Forever Fish Campaign. We are keen to develop a “partnership” with colleges and support them to encourage…

12-28 People
5.50 hours
£ 240.00


BRAND NEW BIG FISH MONDAYS!   Working with schools as part of our charity, to encourage children to eat fish as part of a healthy balanced diet. The day incorporates physical workshops and games, fish displays, cooking and tasting exercises and preparation sessions.   We have four activities scheduled: Activity 1: MAKING A FISH DISPLAY – identifying the fish species – handling/touching Activity 2: A FILLETING SESSION – inside the fish – gills, heart, eyes –…

-60 People
3.00 hours
£ 2.00
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THE LONDON CITY MARKETS include Smithfield, Billingsgate and New Spitalfields, offering the catering industry, businesses and the general public in London and across the South East, a wide range of meat/offal/poultry and fish/shellfish and fruit/vegetables, respectively. All three markets operate at different times and days of the week. The Landlords are the City Of London Corporation who manage the facilities. Each market has a differing number of tenants (Smithfield and new Spitalfields) and merchants…

8-16 People
6.50 hours
£ 95.00

The MFS Course DAY 1

The Master Fishmonger Standard Passionate about fish and the environment, whilst upholding the heritage and craftmanship of the fishmonger trade, the Master Fishmonger Standard (MFS) celebrates professional excellence by certifying fishmongers with extensive professional skills and knowledge. To learn more about the MFS and the tiers, please go to the MFS website – www.masterfishmonger.co.uk. The MFS Course and Assessment The MFS Course is for the fishmongers wishing to update their knowledge…

- People
9.00 hours
£ 120.00

The MFS Course DAY 2

Day 2: 9:00 am – 3.45 pm, 2nd of May 2018 £235 (including lunch) for the whole day or £65 for the Retail and Hand and Preparation Skills course or £130 for the Nutrition and Cooking course) Retail Display Skills As one of the first things your customer sees, your retail display is extremely important to your business. Showcasing your products whilst maintaining high hygiene standards and mitigating health and safety risks is no easy task, however! During this course, you’ll…

- People
6.45 hours
£ 235.00
All Seafood Industry Courses

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 Seafood School at Billingsgate ?  Non seafood eaters catered for.

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Welcome to The Seafood School at Billingsgate

Welcome to The Seafood School at Billingsgate

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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