Experience the world-famous Billingsgate Fish Market first hand, led by an experienced Billingsgate fishmonger. Start the day on the trading floor opening your eyes to impressive selection of fish and shellfish products from around the globe.

Overview

Who is this for? 

Heads of Catering, Head chefs, Catering managers, Development Chefs, any delegate seeking to enhance their skills.

Why should I take part?

This development day offers delegates working in the catering sector the opportunity to experience the world-famous Billingsgate Fish Market first hand, led by an experienced Billingsgate fishmonger. Start the day on the trading floor opening your eyes to impressive selection of fish and shellfish products from around the globe. Keep up to date with the current market trends and prices with a focus on seasonality and sustainability. After a kipper's breakfast, the rest of the morning is spent hands on, preparing a wide selection of flat and round fish to trade specifications, learning how to perfectly fillet a fish with minimum wastage. The day will also include a talk on sustainable fish sourcing from an MSC representative, and a representative from Direct Seafoods will also attend ready to answer any questions you may have. Networking plays a large role on this study tour, offering delegates an opportunity to meet like-minded chefs and swap stories and cost saving ideas between institutions. The last session of the day will be a cooking opportunity, chefs will use the fish they have filleted themselves in the last session, to come up with a recipe of their own using the knowledge gained from the day and a large selection of additional ingredients.

Tip: Bring an empty tub with you, there is usually lots of high-quality fillets of fish left over at the end of the day for you to take home.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will...

  • Gain hands on experience at filleting and cooking different fish
  • Experience the Billingsgate Fish Market at its peak selling time with a guided market tour and behind the scenes opportunity.
  • Network with like-minded TUCO members, developing new and exciting menus to take back to your own institution which can enhance sales and reduce costs.
  • Meet with representatives from Direct Seafoods and MSC to enhance your knowledge of sourcing and acting in a sustainabe manner. 
  • Sample some of the most popular fish and also discover some of the less known fish on sale at Billingsgate Market.

Following the event, you will...

  • Have a greater understanding of sustainable fish sourcing
  • Understand the importance of sustainable sourcing
  • Be able to create new menus with lesser known but delicious fish

What’s included?

  • Entrance to Billingsgate Market
  • Guided tour of the market led by an experienced fishmonger
  • Kippers Breakfast
  • Hands on fish filleting masterclass and cooking opportunity
  • Meeting with MSC on sustainable fish sourcing
  • Dinner at Zerosette Restaurants with drinks the evening before the training
  • Networking opportunity with Direct Seafoods during dinner (dinner courtesy of TUCO and Direct Seafoods)
  • Accommodation the evening before the training at Premier Inn, London Docklands

Provisional Itinerary:

Please view a provisional itinerary here. Please note, this is subject to change. Final itineraries will be uploaded to your Dashboard approx. 1 week prior to Tour commencement.

Pricing

Full Member
£80.00
Associate/Affiliate Member
£160.00
Other/Non-Member
£200.00

Location

Billingsgate Seafood Market,
Trafalgar Way,
London,
E14 5ST

FAQs

  • I can’t see a particular course/training, can you run it?

    If you are interested in receiving training that is not already offered by TUCO Academy, pop us an email or give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you. By going through TUCO Academy you will be able to purchase the training at a subsidised rate and if you can offer the training to other members it will reduce the cost further. 

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  • Can I request a course or development day be held at my organisation?

    The TUCO Academy has worked hard to offer all training at a subsidised price, agreeing reduced corporate contract rates with hotels etc. - yet still understands the benefits of in-house training. To that end, working alongside the professional trainers, TUCO Academy can arrange for events to be held at your own institution, for no extra cost. 

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  • Who can use the training with TUCO Academy?

    All professional development events are available for ANY staff in institutions who are members of TUCO, not just employees in the hospitality, catering and commercial services department.

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  • Can I book on behalf of someone else in my organisation?

    Yes – the person making the booking doesn’t have to attend.

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  • How do I pay for my professional development event?

    You can opt to pay by credit card on the booking form directly or select to pay by invoice. If you need to submit a purchase order this can be entered in the booking form.

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