GCDA have worked in Greenwich for over 35 years delivering free programmes to the community. We deliver enterprise support training with expert advisors and specialise in food-related businesses. We run three cafés and have set up hundreds of food businesses. We are delighted to offer Business Start-up & Food Business Start-up Training, Culinary Skills for Food Trends, Knife Skills and Food Safety Level 2.

GCDA also specialises in health promotion and we work with children’s centres to deliver Nourishing Nippers – aimed at parents/carers who are introducing solids to their babies; and Fun with Food – aimed at parents/carers and toddlers to encourage families to eat a wide range of delicious, healthy foods whilst bonding over a fun, interactive session.

The tutors bring the know-how, but also the energy and positivity. I’ve made the right decision choosing this course before committing myself to a business I have had no prior experience in.

Rabin Pradhan Food Business Training
Students can learn catering and self-employment skills

Subjects taught

Locations used by GCDA


Contact GCDA

Courses taught by GCDA

Food Business Training

Eltham Centre | 2 start dates from 24th September 2019

Learn the best kept trade secrets about how to run a successful food business.

Culinary Skills for Food Trends

Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency | 2 start dates from 22nd January 2020

This course will cover gluten free, dairy free, vegan & plant based, reduced sugar menus.

Bread Making Skills

Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency | 3 start dates from 13th November 2019

A culinary class in bread making skills

Knife Skills

Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency | 4 start dates from 25th September 2019

We will cover: Safe knife handling; Different types of knives and their uses; Knife sharpening; Vegetable cutting techniques and Filleting fish.

IT Skills for Business

Eltham Centre | 3 start dates from 6th November 2019

Introducing Social Media & landing pages, Apply social media knowledge to your business, and developing the use of Excel.

All courses