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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com
July 30, 2013
Alex Hartley from GCDA attended “Social Entrepreneurship: The Future” last Wednesday 24 July held at the impressive NAB building at Goldsmiths, University of London. The Goldsmiths Social Entrepreneurship Society (GSES) is hosted it’s inaugural panel debate and brought together an exciting panel of prominent players from the field of social entrepreneurship to discuss some of the often contentious challenges, trends and predictions for the field. http://www.gsesociety.com/ The interesting and lively debate chaired by Tim West, Editor of Pioneers Post and Director of Matter and Co was recorded and will be available here: http://www.pioneerspost.com/ Here is a review of the event by Civil Society: http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/15780/kershaw_slams_toxic_thinking_in_the_social_investment_space
July 30, 2013
Earlier this year GCDA applied for Greenwich to become one of the pioneering UK Cities to lead the Sustainable Cities programme. Along with Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Carlisle and 7 others Greenwich hope to be one of the first group of cities to achieve Sustainable Food City Status. Greenwich has been developing pioneering work for at least the last 12 years with the Greenwich Community Food Initiative (the then GPCT now public health and GCDA) and the development of Greenwich Community Food Co-op, Growing Greenwich (GCDA) and the establishment of over 100 food growing sites, a Taste of Heath (Public Health) – an extensive cookery club programmes, Eat Better, Start Better early years food standards and GS Plus, RBG own school meals provider achieving Food for Life status and joining the London Group Contract. Today GCDA and Public Health (RBG) co-ordinated the first Greenwich Sustainable Food Workshops to explore how to further develop and expand this work across a wider partnership throughout Greenwich. This project will provide individuals, communities, third sector, public and private sector institutions at every scale an opportunity to explore and capture the key role food can play in dealing with some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social dislocation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems, but also a vital part of the solution.
July 26, 2013
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.
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