Chefs Skills Training

All our fishmongers are fully trained in knife skills, filleting, skinning and boning of all types of fish and seafood.

We like to assist our customers in training and product knowledge therefore we offer all our customers locally-based training at each of our fishmonger businesses. All courses are free to Direct Seafoods customers and include:

Product training

Increasing your knowledge and understanding of fish

Market visit

A visit to the local fish auction

Skills School

Fish preparation and training day (Chef's Fish Skill School)

Our most popular course, 'Chef's Fish Skills School', is open to chefs of all levels, from Commis to Head Chef and also to front of house staff.

Who should attend

The course is open to chefs of all levels from Commis to Head Chef and to front of house staff.


This fish preparation course is free of charge to Direct Seafoods customers.

Course details

Example Itinerary:
4.30am: Meet at local fish market*. Breakfast provided, followed by a tour of the market and species identification.

6.00am: Depart market for local fishmonger business. Inductions, followed by provision of protective clothing before entering the fish processing area.

Tour of the local fishmonger premises with preparation demonstrations given by our skilled fishmongers.

Descaling and gutting different species of fish

Filleting and boning different species of fish

Skinning fish fillets

Portioning fillets into darnes and suprêmes

Refreshment break

Q&A session

11.00am:  Course ends

All chefs will be fully supervised at all times by the local fishmonger's skilled fishmongers.
*Subject to local fishmonger's representative's availability


Each course has a maximum of four places and runs for half a day.

Please contact your local fishmonger for further information or to book onto a Chef's Fish Skills School course.

Seafood Holdings Limited (trading as Direct Seafoods)
Registered in England Number 04227047  |  VAT Number GB173 9880 60
Unit 10-14, Cedar Way Industrial Estate, Camley Street,
London, N1C 4PD

Phone: 01206 584 790

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