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    Billingsgate Seafood School

    Celebrating Sustainable Fish & Shellfish - Sustainable Seafood Award 2013
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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 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.

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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 courses that offers expertise in many areas within the seafood industry. We offer hands-on practical training.

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New for 2014

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: 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.

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

Seasonal Seafood Suppers

This is our new class for those who are not keen on an early start. Join the training team for tea and coffee at 9.45am for an introduction to the morning. Each person will learn how to prepare the seafood ready for cooking and then assemble an easy seafood supper including a first course and main to take away. All dishes prepared will serve 4. The final assembly of the dishes will be discussed and recipes given with advice on accompaniments over a quick brunch of Seafood Chowder. Timings 10.00am…

-14 People
2.30 hours
£ 75.00

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.

14-15 People
5.00 hours
£ 100.00
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Quality Assessment of Fish & Shellfish for Technical Managers and EHP's

This quality assessment course is designed as an overview of quality assessment of both fish and shellfish and is for environmental health practitioners and technical managers within seafood companies. The course is delivered over an eight hour period and includes a market visit, classroom and practical sessions. This day is led by experts from Billingsgate Market, Fishmongers' Company and Industry Consultants. 

10-20 People
8.00 hours
£ 150.00

Get into Fishmongering

The Seafood School, together with the London Fish & Poultry Retail Association are now offering a free (subject to agreed funding) introductory seminar to anyone who wants to get into the trade and become a fishmonger. Fishmongering can be exciting and rewarding; however access into the business lacks a formal training route. This course is aimed at people who are not currently in the trade and is designed as a taster into the Seafood Industry. The day is also for people who are looking at setting…

4-8 People
7.30 hours
£ 175.00

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
£ 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

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.

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Our Cookbook & Merchandise

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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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