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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 2015

Book a Catch of the Day 1 and 2 class at the same time and receive £50 discount from the total amount

Coming up next week...............
We only have a few places left for our Luxury Frerejean Frere Champagne breakfast and festive recipe inspiration.

Join us at the Seafood School - above Billingsgate Market for a festive breakfast and pick up some tips for enjoying the best fish and shellfish over Christmas and New Year. 

What to expect?
Luxury champagne breakfast
Sample some of the best smoked salmon on offer
An informal introduction all about fish and shellfish from cookery school Principal, CJ Jackson
A showcase of recipes to take home for entertaining over the festive season; from canapes, a spectacular centre piece to the perfect menu for a New Year's Eve dinner party
Chance to pre order fish from the recipe packs cut to desired amount or specific products for collection



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 Seafood and Pasta Evening, Risotto Special evening, Bread making with smart Seafood Sausages and Spicy Tuna and Salmon 'Sliders' ... see Food Lovers pages.

Techniques Evenings - Focus on one species and methods of cooking in 'every which way'. Learn how to prepare and cook Squid and Cuttlefish, Cooking a whole Salmon evening, Bass and Bream and Crab and Lobster Evenings.

One Pot Evenings - chill out with a Curry, learn the secrets of excellent Fish and Chips and make a classic Normandy Seafood Casserole

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.


Festive Breakfasts at Billingsgate Seafood School

Luxury Frerejean Frere Champagne breakfast and festive recipe inspiration. We are pleased to announce we are now taking bookings for the Billingsgate Festive Breakfasts , running for a limited time from Thursday 13th November, you can join the Seafood School team and get some fantastic ideas for entertaining over the Christmas period, as well as enjoying a delicious 2 course breakfast.  What to expect? Luxury champagne breakfast Sample some of the best smoked salmon on offer An informal introduction…

-20 People
1.45 hours
£ 35.00

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

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
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Billingsgate Trade Buying Experience

Join us for an early morning visit on the fish trading floor and experience how the Market operates. The visit will give you the confidence to achieve the best prices and quality as well as an insight into the seafood supply chain.  Bring a budget (and cash) with you to purchase a couple of species of interest and after breakfast you will be able to work with a fishmonger to prepare your fish in the School's cutting room. Discount applies to a block booking of 4 or more

10-12 People
4.00 hours
£ 75.00

Shellfish Trade Preparation Skills

Shellfish offer diverse flavours and range of uses but also offer sustainable wild harvest and aquaculture. A visit to the trading floor will highlight these benefits as well as introducing the variety of less well known global varieties traded at Billingsgate. During this 7 hour course you will learn how to safely store and display this amazing food. The preparation session includes a wide seasonal selection of both crustaceans and molluscs.  Discount applies for group booking

10-12 People
7.00 hours
£ 198.00

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
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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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