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The Seafood School at Billingsgate

Trafalgar Way, London E14 5ST, England
+44 20 7517 3548
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Catch of the morning course

Course led by Ken whose anecdotes, banter with the traders, knowledge of fish and ability to teach... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
YorkshireMeggie
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
shuck, gut and fillet

My wife and I had a fantastic day at Billingsgate on the Shuck, gut and Fillet day. Ron was a... read more

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Reviewed 10 June 2018
niamhandrew
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London, United Kingdom
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The seafood industry is in a superb position to answer people's needs in all these areas: fish is a healthy, wholesome, nutritious food that's fun to eat and can be prepared and cooked in a few minutes. Billingsgate Seafood Training School has a vital role in getting this message across. The School offers a wide variety of courses that are tailor made to suit the needs of a wide variety of groups: Schools Catering colleges Retailers Hotels Restaurants Processors Food Lovers Students at the School have modern facilities at their disposal and some of the most expert minds in the seafood industry to teach them. The Billingsgate Seafood Training School is located on the first floor of the Billingsgate Fish Market, which is the UK's largest inland fish market. Billingsgate is based in the heart of London's Dockland area under the shadow of the giant Canary Wharf Tower. The market supplies an enormous variety of high-class seafood products.
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Trafalgar Way, London E14 5ST, England
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Course led by Ken whose anecdotes, banter with the traders, knowledge of fish and ability to teach knife skills made it a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience. I liked being able to buy our own fish which made the course tailored to exactly what each...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

My wife and I had a fantastic day at Billingsgate on the Shuck, gut and Fillet day. Ron was a superb guide to the market and his knife skills were fabulous and gave us a lot of individual attention and was very knowledgeable and with...More

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Kirsty P, Marketing at The Seafood School at Billingsgate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we will make sure to pass your praise to Ron who took your class.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Had a fantastic day from start to finish. I booked this as a 60th birthday present for my brother. We arrived at Billingsgate early to take advantage of the market and its produce. The course started around 9 and there were about 15 in the...More

Thank DANNY M
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Kirsty P, Marketing at The Seafood School at Billingsgate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we strive on inspiring people to eat more fish as part of a balanced, healthy diet. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your day

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

From the arrival to departure the staff were excellent and knowledgeable. Picked up some great tips along the way.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Thank you so much for clear, fun and inspiring training. CJ just knows how to balance the detail with the simple instructions. The fact I can remember everything is a clear sign of a good teacher. Thank you!

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Kirsty P, Marketing at The Seafood School at Billingsgate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words - I will be sure to pass this on to CJ

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Excellent content to course and well presented. Very informative and quite intense. Good value Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to prepare fish and get ideas for recipes

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Our teacher Ron was so good one of the best courses I have been on was a bit nervous but was made at ease very quickly Ron was very easy to chat to and he's knows so much it was fantastic can't thank Ron enough...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

I couldn't praise the course more. I arrived at the market at 6 am. It was too early for easypublic transport but I was able to park at the market for free. We had a tour of the market with useful information about identifying best...More

Thank Stuart O
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Kirsty P, Marketing at The Seafood School at Billingsgate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your class with us.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Ken an Old (I am sure he won't mind me saying) Billingsgate trader took us on our trip around the market. He knew all the traders and they knew him and indeed seemed to hold him in high esteem. His knowledge was unprecedented, unlike some...More

Thank RobAiers
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Kirsty P, Marketing at The Seafood School at Billingsgate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Rob, Thank you for your high praise - we will make sure that Ken see's this! He is our Knife Hero ! We are glad that you enjoyed your day at the school with him

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Catch of the day 2 was a birthday gift from my daughters. I was very excited and the day did not disappoint. From the 6.15am start to the 3pm finish, I was completely enmeshed in the glory of fish. C.J. took the class. Her passion...More

Thank WestSusexPolly
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Kirsty P, Marketing at The Seafood School at Billingsgate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your comments, they are greatly appreciated and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us.

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Chanade24
16 June 2018|
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Response from Kirsty P | Property representative |
Hi Chanade - It really is up to you - courses range from £60 for a market visit and breakfast right up to £198 for a full day, starting with a market visit, breakfast, cutting session, cooking session and tasting sessions... More
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