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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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  • What`s Coming Up
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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...

Do you want to train as a fishmonger or have an opportunity to train your own team. We are offering free places on our City & Guilds Profile of Achievement (sponsored by Fishmongers' Company and City & Guilds jointly)
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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.

We also are delivering a number of ....'Update your Sustain Knowledge' for catering companies and restaurant chefs. 

So IF you are a catering college and would like to bring a group of level 2 or 3 student chefs for an enhancement day at the market and school please email us on admin@seafoodtraining.org for more details

If you are a catering company or restaurateur and would like to join one of our Update your Sustain Knowledge Days - please call us on 0207 517 3548


Sunday Brunch - and Great British Shellfish

Seafood School Outreach at Food Festivals - this weekend... Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

We are delighted to announce that we have a wine partner for 2016. 

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.


Saturday's Catch

'Great value for money and I learnt alot!' Join us for a Saturday morning (8.30am - 1.30pm) packed with practical tips and hints. You learn how to prepare a couple of species of fish to take away to cook at home and then see a number of different fish and shellfish prepared and cooked in several ways - all this you will taste with a glass of Loire Valley wines at the end of the morning. This is one of our most popular courses. It is a busy morning with a combination of hands on practical…

-30 People
5.00 hours
£ 100.00

Special Saturday Breakfast and Seafood Preparation

Join us at the school at 7am to learn how the market operates and get a feel for what will be a good purchase if you want to buy extra fish. You head onto the market on your own to explore and make extra purchases if you wish. Return to the school around 8am after investigating the market for a further discussion. Enjoy one of our 'fish' breakfasts served with tea and coffee before embarking on a fish prepration session. Once breakfast is finished don your apron and spend 60 - 90 minutes…

1-14 People
2.50 hours
£ 58.00

Knife Skills - Gut, fillet and shuck like a fishmonger

Learn about Billingsgate and enjoy a tutored market visit with the experts at the Seafood School.  Spend an informal, but informative day learning the basics of fishmongering with one of our training team. Gain lots of confidence in fish preparation to be able to hone your skills at home.   Redeeming a gift voucher? Please don't book below, telephone Kerry on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

10-12 People
7.00 hours
£ 180.00
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City & Guilds Retail Certificate Courses

We are now taking applications for the next course on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October 2016 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.  However, if you are a successful applicant, you will only need to pay a non refundable fee of £50 towards fish costs and refreshments for the two days.  This will need to be paid prior to the course and…

8-15 People
16.15 hours
£ 50.00

Get into Fishmongering

Next dates: Wednesday 31st August Wednesday 30th November 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…

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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