Catering students learn new skills at Billingsgate Market.

14th March 2017

On the 15th of February, a group of Level 2 Hospitality & Catering Students had the opportunity to go to Billingsgate Fish Market to take part in their Seafood School. They had the opportunity to look round the market and the variety of stands available, before attending a workshop where they were taught how to cook a wide variety of fish. 

The students saw different fish on the market floor including live shellfish, octopus and exotic fish from all around the world (including a shark!).  They were even given the chance to buy some fish for themselves before heading back up to the classrooms for some practical work.

The “Fish and Shellfish project” delivered by Billingsgate Seafood School is a workshop comprising of two parts. Firstly, it gives the student the opportunity to join the course at the market, but then aims for them to share their learnt skills with the local community. Feedback has shown that staff and students feel inspired and much more confident after taking part in the workshop, and NKC are looking forward to passing this on to many other students.

George Richard, NKC hospitality student, commented, “I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the experience.  I think that the Billingsgate Seafood School is excellent as it is trying to get more  people cooking and eating fish and  because of the wide  variety available there is something for everyone”.



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