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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 this month

Food Lovers
Food Lovers

7th October - 14th October 2016 - is SEAFOOD WEEK...
Celebrate by enjoying at least 2 portions of fish and shellfish this week: Fish and Chips, cook our Goan Curry for friends, or choose fish on the menu of your favourite restaurant. Tweet pics and add us in @seafoodschool

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Schools & Funded

Can you tell which of the above fish fillets are pollock? Bring your college to us for a sustain seminar and learn about alternative species of fish. Funded by our parnter M&S Forever Fish project - we want you to learn about cooking different species. Call us on 0207 517 3548

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Seafood Industry

Learning to be a fishmonger?..or a chef wanting to update your knowledge - join us for our Update your Knowledge Seminar for a market visit, breakfast and sustainability presentation and then see our experts cut a number of species of fish and then taste it in our chef session with CJ Jackson

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NEW for 2016.....

UPDATE YOUR SUSTAIN KNOWLEDGE - free seminars for the catering industry and food service. 

Catering colleges visit Billingsgate as part of enhancement days. Want to bring your own students...

Our new partnership......
M&S Forever Fish are supporting a number of our activities over the next 36 months. These include encouraging children to enjoy more seafood as part of a healthy diet at Food Festivals and work with UK Catering Colleges.



Vinsvaldeloire.fr have matched some of their wines to our many dishes. 
Each full day, evening and weekend classes will now conclude with a short wine tasting to compliment the seafood that you have prepared.

New evening class dates released. 
New Cook with your Kids - Paella Fiesta evening for those who would like a family evening together.


A visit to the market, learning to prepare many types of seafood or learning how to cook it - a gift certificate for one of our courses is a fantastic experience for anyone interested in food and where it comes from.

To purchase a certificate do call Kerry and the administration team on 0207 517 3548 and they will explain the options.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Specialist courses for 2016
Along with our usual popular weekday, weekend and evening classes we are delivering a small handful of specialist days at the school.

Save the date.... save the date.....

 Special Saturday Breakfast and Seafood Prep Session
Come to the market and meet our team at 7am for a brief introduction to the market. Have a look around the market then join us in the kitchen for a light fish breakfast before embarking on a practical seafood preparation session.
Cost: £58 per person


 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 2016 our Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Seafood School

Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Market - 2016

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 during 2016 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 Manager - Kerry Dixson 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

Inspire Morning

We are running a series of 'taster mornings' those who would like to buy their own fish directly from the market and learn how to prepare it in our kitchens. Arrive at the market between 6.30 and 7.00am so that you can buy your own fish to prepare in the class later. You will need cash for purchase your fish as few merchants take credit cards. You can buy breakfast in one of the two cafes on the market before joining the team at 9.00 to prepare the fish that you have purchased. We recommend…

6-12 People
1.30 hours
£ 45.00

Escorted Market Visit

If you are one of the many who have always meant to visit Billingsgate just to see what actually happens - or to buy some fish - we run these early morning visits to give you a glimpse into this historic market. Redeeming a gift voucher? Please do not book below, telephone Kerry on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

6-12 People
1.00 hours
£ 40.00
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We are delivering a number of UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE Workshops.  Our cutting skills morning is a short burst market visit and then a cutting session to give your team an opportunity to hone their skills working with a number  The day will start with a quick look around the market followed by working with 2 species of under-utilitised or trend emerging seafood.  FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER Our first session on Friday 28th October will be based around HAKE and Gurnard. Working with a fishmonger…

10-14 People
2.50 hours
£ 35.00

Update your Knowledge - SUSTAIN EVENT

This Autumn we are delighted to offer some 'Update your Knowledge' workshops to showcase what is new and currently trending within the seafood industry.  Next date: THURSDAY 3RD NOVEMBER Our UPDATE YOUR SUSTAIN KNOWLEDGE event is a free course (with a small booking fee) for  chefs, catering managers, restaurateurs and those within food service. It is an opportunity for interested individuals OR groups from the catering and food industry to have an educational guided visit around…

-30 People
5.00 hours
£ 5.00

Get into Fishmongering

Next dates: Thursday 1st December We are very pleased to announce that this course is being supported by Fishmongers' Company for 2016 and we have a number of free places to give away.  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…

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

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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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