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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

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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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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


20th May 2015


Heat a barbecue until flames have died down and it is white with heat. Shuck 12 oysters and arrange on a barbecue rack. Mix 50g unsalted butter, 2 tsp balsamic glaze, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, 1 anchovy fillet, crushed and season with black pepper. Cook the oysters on the barbecue for 3 minutes. Spoon on some of the butter and continue to barbecue for a further minute. Serve with soda bread and samphire.

9th May 2015
We created this to serve to guests this week - it is incredibly easy and quick to make. Any smoked fish - including haddock work well with this.
There is excellent hot and cold smoked hake available at the moment from J. Bennett Jnr on the market. 

Peel and dice 2 large sweet potatoes, cook until tender in boiling water. Put 250g smoked fish fillet into an frying pan with 500mls semi skimmed milk. Add a bayleaf or sprig of thyme and a slice of onion. Bring to the boil and poach for 4 - 5 minutes or until the fish is opaque and will flake easily. Strain the milk and flake the fish, removing any skin and bones that you can find. Put the cooked potatoes back into a large saucepan and mash over a high heat until soft. Blend on as much milk as required to make a thick cream - you may need a little more or less than used for poaching the fish. Stir in the flakes of hake with 30g butter and season to taste. 

We added some blanched samphire to ours for colour and texture - but blanched kale or a sprinkling of chopped chives would work just as well. Spoon out large ladlefuls to serve - no need for bread really.

2nd May 2015
Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon Dip

Mix 100g very  finely chopped Alaskan smoked sockeye salmon with 150mls fromage frais, add creamed horseradish and lemon juice to taste. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped chives and adjust seasoning with freshly ground pepper. Serve on toast or with carrot and cucumber batons or radishes.

We had a visit from Chalk Stream Foods this week and used their hot smoked trout and it was a great alternative.


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

 FATHERS DAY GIFT...............................
Sunday 28th June...

Dad and Children's Sushi Brunch with Silla Bjerrum



Dad and Children's Sunday Shellfish Brunch with CJ Jackson


Call Kerry to book a place 





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.


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

Every Which Way Techniques

Join the chef trainers at Billingsgate Seafood School for a relaxed evening, where you prepare the selected fish or shellfish in a couple of ways with a third option demonstrated. The evening ends with a supper of your prepared fish or you can take it away to eat at home.  Join one class or book the 6 class series where a discount applies Friday 29th May  Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopus (back by popular demand!) Learn how easy it is to prepare both squid and cuttlefish. Make Salt and Pepper…

12-14 People
2.00 hours
£ 55.00

Breakfast Inspire

New for the summer  - why not come down to Billingsgate market, have a wander round and then join us for a bagel and coffee breakfast and an hour or so preparing a specific species to take home for supper? There is no cooking on this course, but we will offer lots of tips and suggestions as to how to cook your fish.   Saturday 30th May - Scallop and Oyster morning Learn how to identify the quality of your scallop in the shell. Shuck and clean 4 scallops ready to take away to cook at home.…

10-14 People
2.00 hours
£ 55.00
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Understanding Seafood Sustainability

As the global population continues to grow and half of all wild life on land and in the sea has been lost over only the last 40 years it is vital we enjoy seafood in a sustainable way.  This Industry workshop uses a Market visit and classroom discussion to introduce the leading sustainability organisations and their assessment and certification criteria.  You will discuss current trends and key global stock status' leaving better informed with an understanding of seafood sustainability…

1-14 People
4.00 hours
£ 75.00

Fish Trade Knife Skills

Start the day on the trading floor opening your eyes to an impressive selection of fish and shellfish products from around the globe. Keep up to date with current Market trends and prices with a focus on seasonality and sustainability. After breakfast the rest of the morning is spent preparing a wide selection of flat and round fish to trade specifications.  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
£ 198.00

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
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 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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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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