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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 2015


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Watch out for....

October 2015
Join us for an English wine and British seafood tasting 

We are offering an exclusive one off class which will showcase English and Welsh wines, pairing them with some classic British landed and cooked fish and shellfish. 
Taking place on Saturday 24th October, you will get to trial a carefully selected selection of English and Welsh wines with a seletion of prepared British seafood dishes: Roast Gurnard with Brown Shrimp, Hot Smoked Seatrout and Cockles on Laver Bread - an of course Fish n Chips! - and some new recipes from the Seafood Schools CEO, CJ.

To book see Food Lovers Weekend classes or call Kerry Dixson to redeem a voucher or make a booking

We are running a Monday morning demonstration class starting late September for fish novices or those who want to eat more fish but are finding the idea daunting and tricky. 
No heads, eyes and how to avoid bones - this informal class will show you what to expect from a fishmonger and then we create some recipes in double quick time that you can taste at lunch and whip up easily at home. Recipe pack included in the day and we give you some fish cut ready to take home for a fish pie to enjoy for supper. 





Our creative chefs will prepare and present a range of canapes giving you lots of tricks of the trade, catering quantities and advise about hassle free planning... and importantly - how to cheat!
We have a number of evenings available from mid November. 
Redeem a voucher on this course by calling Kerry Dixson or booking on line:
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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 Scallop and Oyster, Lemon and Dover Sole and Gurnard and Hake evenings coming up in the Autumn

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

One Pot Suppers

Friday night..... is Thai Red Curry on Friday 4th September 2015 Learn how to make your own red curry paste and then create a lovely spicy and aromatic curry. Prepare cuttlefish, monkfish and bream to add to the mix and load with coriander. Served with Thai jasmine rice.   Redeeming a gift voucher? Please do not book below, telephone Kerry on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

-14 People
3.00 hours
£ 90.00

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.  The strong emphasis on this day is not only the fish prepared, but also on hot tips from an experienced chef on stock and sauce making, various cooking techniques, marinades and flavours that complement the seasonal fish prepared.…

12-14 People
6.00 hours
£ 168.00
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Get into Fishmongering

COURSES FOR 2015 ARE: Tuesday 21st April Tuesday 9th July Tuesday 14th 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

City & Guilds Retail Certificate Courses

We are now taking applications for the next 2 courses on Wednesday 2rd and Thursday 3rd September 2015 Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November 2015 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.  Due to high demand for these assisted places we require a payment of £50 for fish costs and refreshments for the two days. This confirms that attendees…

8-15 People
16.15 hours
£ 50.00
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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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