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

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Courses taught by GCDA

Business Start-up Training

Eltham Centre | 4 start dates from 1st November 2018

An excellent opportunity to develop your business idea covering a variety of topics to develop skills and confidence.

IT Skills for Business

Eltham Centre | 3 start dates from 11th January 2019

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

Culinary Skills for Food Trends

Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency | 2 start dates from 19th March 2019

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

Food Business Training

Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency | 2 start dates from 26th September 2018

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

Knife Skills

Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency | 3 start dates from 11th March 2019

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

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