GCDA has worked in Greenwich for over 35 years

supporting the community to thrive through training & enterprise
support. We offer a wide range of
training for those wanting to start their own business, learn new culinary
skills, develop a food project or progress their business. Expert trainers with industry experience and
expertise are on hand to support you, ensuring you have all the tools you need
to be a success. Courses are
interactive, information and fun with practical hands-on activities, developing
skills needed to succeed.

GCDA also specialises in health promotion. 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

Post Lockdown Recovery

Online | 3 start dates from 24th September 2020

Aimed at food businesses, this course supports owners & staff to make changes to their business model to adapt to the changing world post Covid-19.

Social Media for Business

Online | 2 start dates from 1st October 2020

Social media is essential to your business and this course shows you how to make it work for you!

Effective Internet Use

Online | 4 start dates from 15th October 2020

Being able to use the internet effectively will save you time and ensure you are getting the best from what is out there

Knife Skills

Online | 4 start dates from 8th October 2020

An essential course for anyone wanting to improve their knife skills & learn new techniques

Launching a Food Business

Online | 2 start dates from 23rd September 2020

Led by industry experts, we will show you how to develop a product, create a brand, make yourself legal and find a route to market.

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