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Located above Billingsgate Market in London's DocklandsOur location
If you would like to learn how to cut fish like a fishmonger, but are only available at the weekends, this is just for you!
Join the training team at the school at 8.30am to view the market as it closes down for the week. Information about the market - the history, operational hours and where the fish arrives from forms a part of the mornings introduction.
Spend the rest of the morning with an experienced fishmonger learning the basics of some fish and shellfish preparation. You will work with a number of species during the course and given information about choosing, storage and freezing. Helpful tips on how to cook the fish will also be given, but there is no cooking element as part of this course.
You will work with around 9 species of fish including: mackerel, seabass, gurnard, squid, plaice, coley, scallops. We will demonstrate some other techniques too. You take away all of the fish you prepare
You will work with a number of seasonal species including Flat fish (plaice, witch etc) Round fish (mackerel, trout, gurnard etc) Shellfish (oysters, squid) A couple of other species will be demonstrated
A informal and informative morning honing some knife skills and learning the basics under the watchful eye of a very skilled blockman
Amateur fishermen or anyone who would like to learn the basic art of cutting fish.
All the fish and shellfish that you prepare
If you would like more fish to take away, arrive at 7am and take a look around the market. Bring cash to make purchases. We have a chiller to hold purchases for the duration of the course.
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