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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 2014

New weekday lunch: SEAFOOD DISCOVERY LUNCHES (see Food Lovers)

Join us for a relaxed weekday lunch mid-morning - so no early start on this day! Each 'discovery' lunch will begin with a tutored tasting. Our first events are Wine and Seafood pairings: Wednesday 12th November for Wine and Shellfish.  You will be treated to a tasting plate of first course dishes such as Taramasalata, Smoked Fish Blinis, Salt Cod and Sweet Potato Fish Cakes and other favourite Billingsgate recipes. Nancy Gilchrist M.W. will deliver a tasting of a number of wines to match. We then serve a seafood main course to complete the day.
This day is ideal for those who enjoy seafood and would like some expert advice about matching this to wine.

New bespoke class: Kid's Seafood Discovery Parties (see Food Lovers)

If you would like to have a private children's 'party or 'get together' we now offer a Saturday afternoon class for 7 - 14 year olds where they roll up their sleeves and prepare some seafood and cook a couple of dishes under the watchful eye of our chef trainers. Call Kerry Dixson our Office Manager for more information and prices.


Saturday Catch courses in conjunction with Alaskan Seafood 

All Saturday Catch courses running until November will include our recipe for smoking sockeye salmon a delicious addition to the wonderful ingredients currently used. 
To book this or any of our courses call our office Manager - Kerry Dixson on 0207 517 3548.

Billingsgate Gossip Spring 2014 now available

Catch of the Day 1

After a brief introduction to life at Billingsgate your day begins at 6.15am with an educational escorted market visit where you will learn how to identify quality and the many species of fish and shellfish on sale. A cooked breakfast is served in the school kitchens when there is an opportunity to ask further questions. The first part of the course is a hands-on fish preparation session and includes how to make a good fish stock. Once prepared the chefing team will show you a variety…

12-14 People
8.00 hours
£ 198.00

Saturday's Catch

Cost: £100.00 (with Billingsgate Buyer's Guide) Saturday's Catch is one of our most popular courses. It is a busy morning with a combination of hands on practical fishmongering and knife skills and innovative cooking in a demonstration setting. Redeeming a gift voucher? Please do not book below, telephone Kerry on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

14-15 People
5.00 hours
£ 100.00

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…

6-6 People
1.30 hours
£ 45.00
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Knife Skills Intermediate (Level 2)

The day begins with an early morning escorted market visit with one of the Fisheries Inspectors from Fishmongers' Company or an experienced fishmonger who understands the workings of Billingsgate Market. Breakfast is served in our kitchens with an introduction to the day. A short 30 minute talk covering sustainability and responsible sourcing follows before cutting commences in our knife skills area. The hands-on knife skills element of the day continues through to around 2pm and includes a…

10-12 People
6.45 hours
£ 210.00

City & Guilds Retail Certificate Courses

14th & 15th October 2014 4th & 5th November 2014 This 2 day course is sponsored by Fishmongers' Company and City & Guilds and would usually cost £400 approx. Due to high demand for these assisted places we require a deposit of £300. After £50 is deducted for fish costs, £250 is refunded on completion of the course and associated coursework. The City & Guilds Retail Certificate offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge about various…

8-15 People
16.15 hours
£ 300.00
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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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