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 our premises in North Shields. All courses are free to Taylor Foods 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 Taylor Foods 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 Taylor Foods. Inductions, followed by provision of protective clothing before entering the fish processing area.

Tour of the Taylor Foods 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 Taylor Foods' skilled fishmongers.
*Subject to Taylor Foods representative's availability


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

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

Taylor Foods
19a Elm Rd, West Chirton North Industrial Estate
North Shields, NE29 8SE

Company Reg. Number 04227047

Phone: 0191 2582957

Bidfresh Limited trading as Taylor Foods
Registered in England Number 04227047
VAT Number GB 643994692
Registered office address: Unit 5a Crowland Business Park, Foul Lane, Southport, England, PR9 7RS

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