This course intends to teach you the hands on skills required to prepare your own luxury shellfish platter and expand your skill set. Learn step by step the technical skills of how to dress lobsters and crabs which are great new skills for chefs and caterers; plus for those of you food lovers that are hosting parties, it will impress your guests. We will also teach you how to open oysters, efficiently peel prawns and put all of these luxury ingredients together in a presentable fashion to impress your guests or customers.
Develop your technical kitchen skills
Knife and technical kitchen skills are dying out due to the increase in the fast food industry and we feel it is important to keep them going.
We teach you each stage of the platters preparation via video at a real time pace so you can see exactly what we are doing and why. As bonus material we also offer cheat sheets which you can download and print out to further support your learning. You can watch each lesson whilst practically following along to create your platter or you can complete the course, print out the cheat sheets and then give it a go!
By the end of this course, you will be impressed and rearing to go with your new technical kitchen skills. Enjoy the course!
In this lesson, we ensure we have all of the suitable equipment in order to prepare our shellfish platter.
In this lesson, we teach you how to efficiently peel two types of prawns.
In this lesson, we explain to you how to identify the differences between male and female crabs and how the differences could affect what you get inside.
In this lesson, Gary teaches you how to dress a fresh whole Cromer crab. By the end of this lesson you will have dressed your own whole crab from start to finish.
In this lesson, Maxine teaches you how to dress a fresh whole Cromer crab as a left handed person. By the end of this lesson you will have dressed your own whole crab from start to finish.
In this lesson, Gary teaches you how to dress a fresh lobster. By the end of this lesson you will have dressed your own fresh lobster from start to finish.
In this lesson, you will learn how to safely open an oyster with an oyster bed and knife.
In this lesson, you will learn how to safely open an oyster with a tea cloth and oyster knife.
Access our cheat sheets to follow step by step.
In this lesson, we discuss additional foods which could be presented within platters and delicious sauces too.
I'm Gary and own a Fishmerchants and Game dealers which has been in our family since 1889. I have run the business for 30 years. We supply hotels, restaurants, pubs and caterers alongside any other establishments which requires our services. We also serve customers in our shop too. My experience and expertise have developed over time and I am now a very competent and skillful fishmonger. We have to prepare a lot of orders specifically for our customers, and these are skills which I feel more chefs, catering students and caterers would benefit from learning. It’s a skill and art form which is slowly dying out with less and less people choosing to prepare their own food. We have created our training for those that would like to develop skills which range from dressing your own crab to filleting fish.