Fish Smoking Training Courses

Smoking seafood is a way of giving it a unique taste and flavour. We support fish smoking training courses at introductory, basic and advanced levels.

Principles of Fish Smoking

  • This course is suitable for people who want to know more about how to smoke fish or shellfish.
  • Topics covered include:
    • Brining and smoking methods.
    • Kiln operations.
    • Achieving a quality product.
    • Cold and hot smoking.
  • This one-day remotely taught theory course is usually delivered using Zoom.
  • People who complete the course will receive an attendance certificate from Seafish.
  • The course costs £100 per person and 50% funding support may be available (T&Cs apply).

Introductory Fish Smoking **

  • This course is suitable for people considering a career in fish smoking and people new to the sector.
  • It is a one-day taught course is usually delivered in Grimsby, Fraserburgh, Horeb and Llangefni, but may also be available in other venues.
  • People who complete the course will receive an attendance certificate from Seafish.
  • The course costs £100-£150 per person depending on location.
  • Course materials are supplied by training provider.

Basic Fish Smoking **

  • This course is suitable for new fish smokers, including those that want to start commercial smoking.
  • It is a two-day taught course that can be delivered in Grimsby, Fraserburgh, Horeb and Llangefni, but may also be available in other venues.
  • People who complete the course will receive an attendance certificate from Seafish.
  • The course costs £200-£250 per person depending group size.
  • Course materials are supplied by training provider.

Advanced Fish Smoking **

  • This course is suitable for owners and new managers of fish smoking businesses.
  • It is a five-day taught course, made up of the basic course (2 days) plus up to three additional days of practical smoking.
  • During the additional days trainees are able to follow their own smoking programme using their own fish under the expert eye of a coach.
  • People who complete the course will receive an attendance certificate from Seafish.
  • The course costs £200 per person, plus coaching fees (£150/day) for up to 3 additional practice days.
  • The additional day fees include hire of a kiln, smoking materials etc, but fish is usually extra.

 

**  Face to face courses are currently suspended 

Further info

Courses are delivered by our Approved Trainers.

If you are unsure about contacting a training provider directly you can also contact our Onshore Training team.

Contacts

Contact our Onshore Training team
E: onshore@seafish.co.uk
T: 01472 252 300