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    The Seafood School at Billingsgate

    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

Our new summer programme of evening classes is now up and running.
Please check out our Food Lovers Courses
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 for a friend - come along too and get 10% off your place Call us on 0207 517 3548 to book and to receive your discount

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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 Seminars: Sustain or Aquaculture or Fishing Fleet in Hastings. Call or email us for more information.

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Latest news....


FAMILY BRUNCH DAY - 15TH July. Bring a young person under 14 and enjoy a morning of fish and shellfish preparation. We cook you brunch to enjoy here before you head off with your prepared seafood and a pack of recipes to try out at home

SATURDAY EVENING classes. If you want to learn about Sushi but can't commit during the week and would like something to do on a Saturday evening, why not join us for a 3 hour Sushi class, create an easy Bento box and take away some new skills. For full details click HERE

Enjoy some great seafood dishes with a wine tasting, courtesy of LDN CRU Full details avalible HERE

FAMILY COOKING EVENING... Start the summer holidays with an evening at the seafood school creating Seafood Pizza's.... so if you have children that are keen cooks or simply enjoy their food? Or want to enhance their interest in the kitchen, perhaps you want to get them eating more varieties of food? The Billingsgate Seafood School is running a **FAMILY SPECIAL** Check it out and secure your place today! ☺☺ 

ONE child free entry with ONE paying adult

We currently are working in partnership with East London Brewery. There are two classes coming up that include ELB beer tasting! Check them out, before they're gone!

     +   Seafood Discovery & Beer Tasting 


NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS - do you want to visit Billingsgate Market
We now have some limited dates available for secondary school visits click HERE for more information

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 - 2017

If you are looking to offer some training for your chef team and also looking for CPD hours - our Update your Knowledge Seminars on sustainability, aquaculture, The Hastings Fishing Fleet and Cutting a couple of species of fish... these are all up and running on our industry section.

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 2017 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.


Special Saturday Breakfast and Seafood Preparation

Join us at the school at 7am to register have a quick cup of tea or coffee and then one of our team will talk for a few minutes to explain how the market operates so you get a feel for what will be a good purchase if you want to buy extra fish. You head onto the market on your own to explore and make extra purchases if you wish. Return to the school around 8.15am for a further discussion. Enjoy one of our 'fish' breakfasts served with tea and coffee before embarking on a fish prepration…

1-14 People
2.50 hours
£ 58.00

Saturday's Catch

'Great value for money and I learnt alot!' Join us for a Saturday morning (8.30am - 1.30pm) packed with practical tips and hints. You learn how to prepare a couple of species of fish to take away to cook at home and then see a number of different fish and shellfish prepared and cooked in several ways - all this you will taste with a glass of Loire Valley wines at the end of the morning. This is one of our most popular courses. It is a busy morning with a combination of hands on practical…

-30 People
5.00 hours
£ 100.00

Essential Seafood Monday's

You don't need to get to Billingsgate or join ALL our courses at the crack of dawn! We run the Essential Seafood Monday's on the day of the week that the market is closed. In a relaxed and informal environment, we serve coffee and biscuits on arrival, followed by a fishmongering demonstration and then everyone gets involved in cooking 5 excellent recipes suitable for family suppers and easy entertaining friends at home. We aim to give a host of hints and tips along the way - including how…

6-20 People
3.00 hours
£ 65.00
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Update your Knowledge - Aquaculture

Aquaculture business is growing fast with new species being bought to the table. Everything from salmon, warm water prawns and stone bass through to seaweeds. Inevitably these farmed species will take pressure off wild stocks and it is widely recognised that although we eat up to 50% of farmed product - that is set to grow to 75% in the next few years. Much of our day to day protein is farmed and has been for years, but we seem to have a negative image around fish farming which doesn't promote…

8-30 People
3.50 hours
£ 40.00


We are delivering a number of UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE Workshops.  Our cutting skills morning is a short burst market visit and then a cutting session to give your team an opportunity to hone their skills working with a number  The day will start with a quick look around the market followed by working with 2 species of under-utilised or trend emerging seafood.  Thursday 24th August Our first session will be based around HAKE and Gurnard. Working with a fishmonger you will prepare a whole…

10-14 People
2.50 hours
£ 35.00

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
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 Seafood School at Billingsgate ?  Non seafood eaters catered for.

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Welcome to The Seafood School at Billingsgate

Welcome to The Seafood School at Billingsgate

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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