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All our 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.Browse courses
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.Browse courses
For industry training we have a selection of courses that offers expertise in many areas within the seafood industry. We offer hands-on practical training.Browse courses
New Saturday class: Seasonal Seafood Suppers. (see Food Lovers)
Spend a relaxed Saturday morning preparing a couple of species of seafood. You then create a first and main course supper to serve 4. At the end of the morning we serve a Seafood Chowder and tips on the final preparation of your meal and suitable accompaniments.
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: Thursday 3rd April for Wine and Fish and Wednesday 11th June 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.
Learn the basics with CJ Jackson
Our CEO, CJ Jackson is delivering a series of Wednesday evening classes looking at the preparation of a number of species of seafood.
Each week CJ chooses a couple of different fish/shellfish to prepare and cook.
Come and join CJ's class between Wednesday 23rd April and 21st May and be inspired!
To book this or any of our courses call our office Manager - Kerry Dixson on 0207 517 3548.
Cost: £55.00 (10% discount applies when you book three or more places or 2 or more evenings) Join the chef trainers at Billingsgate Seafood School relaxed evening where you can either enjoy your prepared fish for supper at the school or take it away to eat at home. Techniques and a simple recipe are demonstrated.
Informative, informal and inspirational - this course is ideal for those who want to start from scratch or develop knife skills under expert tuition to learn the basics. The team who deliver this day are passionate about Billingsgate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and aim to give you an excellent day. Timings 6.15am - 2.15pm approx The school opens at 6.00am for registration at 6.15am. For estimated travel times to the market see FAQ section of website. If you do arrive before the school opens,…
Informal and informative, this course is ideal if you have some prior experience with preparing fish (possibly gained through attending Catch of the Day 1), but would like to extend your fish repetoire to make the most of all seafood on offer.
Introduction to Fishmongering is a fantastic new training resource that is delivered as a one day training course. It provides new entrants or those with no previous formal training an opportunity to get an overview of the key skills required as a fishmonger. The day is motivational and concentrates on the most significant areas of the job, with high impact and focused modules that are outlined below.
If you want to not only visit the market but buy some fish and spend some time learning how to prepare it after breakfast - we have planned this morning for you.
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 areas of the Seafood Industry. Day 1 focuses on cutting…
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.View offer
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 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.Read more
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