Schools Program

Sydney Seafood School, located at Sydney Fish Market, offers private cooking classes as an excursion for high school students.

Change your classroom environment into a delicious hands-on cooking experience, where students are introduced to a variety of fresh Australian seafood and taught how to select, prepare and cook it.

It’s about a lot more than cooking though. As a team-building exercise, it gives students a chance to work together, allocating tasks, solving problems, drawing on each other's skills (and learning a few new ones), to produce the desired outcome - a delicious meal which everyone enjoys at the end of the class.

Cooking together can build a sense of team spirit and increase initiative and motivation – it’s also educational and fun!

  • Plan an excursion with a difference
  • No prior cooking experience is necessary
  • We offer 2-hour, 3-hour, or all-day programs
  • All classes include:
    • a cooking demonstration by one of our expert seafood demonstrators;
    • a hands-on session where students work in teams of 4-6 to practise the skills demonstrated and recreate the dish(es);
    • a sit down lunch where students enjoy the results of their efforts (beverages supplied);
    • a recipe booklet for each student;
    • a cotton Sydney Seafood School apron for each student;
    • one copy of the Sydney Seafood Cookbook for your school library (RRP $49.95).

Additionally we provide a pack of information for use in the classroom to further your students’ knowledge of the seafood industry and general risk and compliance procedures related to food handling businesses. 

  • SFM’s Mission, Values and Quality Principles;
  • SFM’s Seafood Handling Guidelines;
  • Examples of food safety policies including Sydney Seafood School’s Good Handling Practices, Personal Hygiene, Stock Rotation, and Segregation Policies;
  • An example of a HACCP audit table for the receival, storage and preparation of different categories of food for our cooking classes (including supporting forms and documents);
  • SFM’s Work Health & Safety (WHS) Policy;
  • A risk assessment grid for the School, covering WHS, environmental and food safety risks;
  • SFM’s Environment Policy;
  • SFM’s Sustainability Principles.

Let us help plan your next school excursion. 

Email today for more information .