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Greenwich Community Food Co-op

Greenwich Community Food Co-op (GCFC) was established in 2002 as a co-operative run by the community for the community. Read more

Social enterprise support

Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency was established in 1982. For over 25 years we have been supporting 300+ co-operatives, community initiatives and social enterprises.
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Since Autumn 2009 GCDA have been supporting the delivery of the Greenwich MEND Programme. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it) is a fun free healthy living programme for children. Read more


Free food business training for Greenwich residents

Date: Thursday 6th OR 20th March

February 6, 2014

GCDA Co-op event 2014

Exploring co-op models for financial sustainability & thriving communities-a free event Thursday, 13 February 2014 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT) Greenwich, United Kingdom | Greenwich Digital Enterprise Centre. Click through above to read more, then sign up and join us for an dynamic event on Co-ops the day before valentines. Show Co-operatives some love!

December 17, 2013


Food Business and Catering Training “Absolutely Brilliant! Everyone in or setting up a food business should do this course” June 2013 course attendee Date: Monday 30th September Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: Hill Station Café, Kitto Rd, SE14 5TY at street level, underneath the Telegraph Hill Community Centre Cost: £45 (+VAT) including delicious lunch www.gcda.org.uk Running your own food business is an incredibly challenging role. You’re expected to be a chef, business person, promotions specialist and accountant all at the same time with never enough time to do it all! This course will show you easy and clear ways to make changes that can have a real impact on the health and sustainability of not only your business and profits, but also of the food you sell. You will learn: - Key principles of menu planning which maximise the financial opportunity of sustainable and healthy food - Menu planning and production systems which reduce chef time and save money - How to source and manage relevant suppliers that save time and money - The principles of financial management which include standard costed recipes, portion control, waste management, stock control and gross profit targets - Practical tools to implement the above If you are interested in attending this course, please contact Mel Taylor on 0208 2694880 or mel@gcda.org.uk

July 30, 2013


CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Dates: Thursday 5th September 2013 Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm Venue: GCDA Training Room, Greenwich Cost: £50 + VAT per person including lunch Who needs this qualification? Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked or handled. Why is this training important? Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat. Learning outcomes - Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved - Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling) - Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers - Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years If you are interested in attending this course, please contact Mel Taylor on 0208 2694880 or mel@gcda.org.uk

July 30, 2013

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Good Food Training for London

Good Food Training (this can link to the box below) provides bespoke, practical and innovative skills-based training for catering staff and managers in all aspects of food.
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Supporting Community Cafes

GCDA employ specialist, catering staff, trainers and consultants with considerable experience in establishing, supporting and transforming. Read more


Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency’s team of experienced advisers are available for consultancy work. We have a participative approach that emphasises solutions. Read more