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    The Seafood School at Billingsgate

    FREE!! - 'Update your knowledge' sustainable seminars
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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

Autumn is in the air... and our programme of evening classes is now up and running.
Check out our Food Lovers Courses for days and evenings - lots of great events coming up.
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..
Gut, Fillet and Shuck - like a fishmonger. Ron Peacham - our blockman will be in action this Friday - teaching this course - we still have some places!


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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 on Aquacuclture... we are all eating more farmed fish - come and find all about the best choices to make. 

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Latest news....


MITCH TONKS WORKSHOP  - Thursday 23rd November

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About Mitch Tonks... Food Writer and Restaurateur
Rockfish – 2017 Winners of National Seafish Fish & Chip Awards for Best Multiple Operator & the Good Catch Sustainability Award
The Seahorse – Sunday Times Top 100 UK restaurants 2017
Rockfish  |  Devon  |  therockfish.co.uk



 **Kids afternoon (you can accompany your child - or just drop them off with us for a couple of hours to     prepare your dinner) This class is £65 for two children or an adult and child. **

 The nights are drawing in, get your children engaging with their food, this is a practical session where the children will prepare their fish and  cook simple but effect fish supper ideas to either eat here in our dining room, or take home for the family to enjoy together.  Click HERE for more    information



Christmas Is Coming

If you are planning a visit to Billingsgate over the Christmas period to stock up on seafood - why not join us for a festive breakfast, and one of our team will be able to help you prepare some fresh fish to take home and impress friends and family! 

Last Chance to buy

Food Lover classes: 

Friday Evening CLASSICS! - Fish & Chip night!                                           Learn how to make the perfect battered fish with accompliments!                      5th November 2017 Click HERE for more information

Friday Evening CLASSICS! - Fish & Chip night!                                         

Learn how to make the perfect battered fish with accompliments!                    
5th November 2017
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Morning Catch class

An early morning Market vist, fish preparation session and a cooked breakfast! 
Find our more HERE
Friday 5th November 2017

Trade and Industry Courses at Billingsgate Market 

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 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.


Catch of the Day 1

Guest Feedback: 28th April 2017- "The market visit was fascinating, and there was good prepartion practice. This is my second time at the school and would highly recommend it. Very enjoyable and interesting!" Gain the confidence and learn the skills to know what fish to buy, how to prepare it and the best way to cook it at home. 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…

12-14 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

Game Butchery Workshop

Game Butchery Workshop course is delivered by the fabulous Gary Williamson, grazier and butcher, bringing fur & feathered game and lamb from his farm in Kent. A wonderful opportunity to get first hand knowledge of the best ways to prepare different species of game and some great recipes for you to take away along with the game  Redeeming a gift voucher? Please do not book below, telephone the administration team on 0207 517 3548 with your voucher number.

10-12 People
7.00 hours
£ 198.00
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UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE - SUSTAIN WORKSHOP  - is an opportunity to hear  and taste the latest on sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood. The day starts at 6am with an introduction and history of the market followed by an escorted market visit - delivered by one of our trainers. Breakfast of MSC manx kippers and toast with tea or coffee is served and a chance to reflect on the product viewed. Breakfast is followed by short presentations from a handful of experts looking at several species…

6-36 People
3.50 hours
£ 10.00

City & Guilds Retail Certificate Courses

We are now taking applications for the next course on Monday and Tuesday 9th/10th October Monday and Tuesday 20th/21st November To book - please email or contact us directly on 0207 517 3548 This 2 day course is sponsored by Fishmongers' Company and City & Guilds and would usually cost over £500.  However, if you are a successful applicant, you will only need to pay a non-refundable fee of £50 towards fish costs and refreshments for the two days.  This will need to…

8-15 People
16.15 hours
£ 50.00

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 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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