Right: College lecturer Jonathan Boyall. Picture: Supplied.

King’s Lynn residents will have the chance to get skilled with scales in the training kitchens at the College of West Anglia.

The college will be opening its doors to the public on October 13 as part of National Seafood Week which will start on Friday.

The annual campaign,  aimed at encouraging people to eat fish more often, will highlight the variety and quality of fish and shellfish in the UK.

The college, in partnership with industry organisation Seafish, will host demonstrates which will show how to prepare a variety of whole fish with Ronnie Peacham, of London’s Billingsgate Market.

The special course will run from 2pm to 4pm and cost £20.

In the evening, the college’s Novus Restaurant will host a fish-themed supper from 6pm with a set taster menu for £15 per head.

This is the second year the Tennyson Road college has teamed-up with Seafish to promote the national week.

Last year, West Norfolk schools were invited to the college to take part in seafood tasting workshops and pupils will be the kitchens on October 13 for more practical and theory-based lessons.

Catering lecturer Jonathan Boyall said the event was a big success last year.

“We are really looking forward to hosting the Seafish event again this year, especially with the added addition of the cookery classes for members of the public and the themed evening in the restaurant,” he said.

“We hope the event will encourage more and more people to get in the kitchen and experiment with locally-sourced fresh fish that is so readily available in our region.”

To book a place on the course or make a reservation for the evening supper, email: novus@cwa.ac.uk or call 01553 815464.