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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 this month

Food Lovers
Food Lovers

Healthy start to the year? We have a number of day and evening classes to help you keep your New Year's resolution. Please check out our Food Lovers Programme.
Call our office for more information and advice on 0207 517 3548


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Schools & Funded

Learn all about fish and shellfish with our expert chefs and fishmongers. Buy it, prepare it, cook it and love it.. Buy a gift experience to remember for a friend, or join one of our classes to kick off 2017. Call us on 0207 517 3548 to book

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Seafood Industry

Learning to be a fishmonger?..or a chef wanting to update your knowledge - join us for our Update your Knowledge Seminar for a market visit, breakfast and sustainability presentation and then see our experts cut a number of species of fish and then taste it in our chef session with CJ Jackson

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Latest news....

NEW FOR 2017

Sunday 22nd January 2017... CJ is appearing on the Sunday Brunch this Sunday! Watch and learn - a copy of her reciepe is right here: 

Valentines special.... Oysters and Champagne evening on 14th February.
Learn how to shuck (open) oysters safely and how to taste the difference. You will try both Pacific (Rock) oysters and the more expensive Native oysters. 
Check out the details on 
£75 for two or single tickets £40 per person.

New dates and classes for 2017, including Gut and Fillet evenings in January and February and Sushi and Sashimi nights in March, May and June! Book now to secure your place.

Vinsvaldeloire.fr have matched some of their wines to our many dishes. 
Each full day, evening and weekend classes will now conclude with a short wine tasting to compliment the seafood that you have prepared.

Not to be missed:
Inspire Morning session
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.
Cost: £45 per person

 Special Saturday Breakfast and Seafood Prep Session
Come to the market and meet our team at 7am for a brief introduction to the market. Have a look around the market then join us in the kitchen for a light fish breakfast befobarking on a practical seafood preparation session.
Cost: £58 per person

Remember Gift Certificates are valid for 1 year after date of purchase.

New for 2017 our Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Seafood School

Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Market - 2016

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 designed for the catering and food sector.

We are delivering a series of courses on 'Update your Knowledge Workshops' on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing of seafood during 2016 specifically designed for those in the food industry: catering companies, restaurants etc. Please contact our administration team on 0207 517 3548 for more information.


 To make any bookings on theses courses just call our office administration team on 0207 517 3548.


Shellfish Workshop - Cooking for friends and family

Join the Seafood School team to prepare and cook up a storm with the wonderful array of shellfish available on the market.  We know that many people would like to be more confident about preparing shellfish at home. Our aim is to give you all the information that you need to know about choosing, safe storage (and how long for), preparing and cooking a wide range of shellfish so that you can confidently prepare some fabulous shellfish dishes for friends and family. The morning begins with an…

10-14 People
8.00 hours
£ 198.00

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 the administration team on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

-6 People
3.00 hours
£ 59.00

Gut and Filleting Evenings

Gut and Fillet Evening Class Join us for 1, 2 or 3 evenings learning the basics of fishmongering from gutting and filleting a mackerel to trimming, scaling and filleting a bass through to shucking oysters and preparing cuttlefish. The course starts at 18.45 with a light supper on arrival and a talk about the evening.  Each evening will have a different theme and will run on 3 consecutive Friday evenings in January and February. This is a new evening course for anyone who would like to…

1-16 People
3.00 hours
£ 80.00
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Food Safety Courses (group booking)

Cost:  This cost depends on the number of students taking the course, please contact us for further details. We offer the Level 2 Food Safety qualification as a taught course to groups of more than 10 students. The course involves 6 hours of classroom tuition followed by a 30 question, multiple choice exam.  Timings 1 day By arrangement, six hours of training is required, followed by a one hour exam.  Start and finish time themselves can be flexible. 

10- People
0.00 hours
£ 0.00


We plan bespoke courses to suit your budget. We offer to create an individually tailored course for restaurants, catering companies, hotels etc. Tell us what you want to learn and we will create a course to suit your needs: Update on sustainability Aquaculture and new to market products Escorted Market Visits and Buying events Cutting skills These sessions can be delivered by our own experienced knife skills trainers or chef trainers.  If you simply want to hire our facilities and bring in…

- People
0.00 hours
£ 0.00

Food Safety Courses (individuals)

This Level 2 Food Safety open learning module has been produced by the Sea Fish Industry authority and certified by the Chartered Institute of Environmental health (CIEH). The cost of the cost covers the learning material, examination and certificates. Timings 6 hours study in your own time.  Please then call us in advance to arrange a convenient time to visit Billingsgate and sit the 30 question multiple choice exam.

- People
6.00 hours
£ 75.00
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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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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