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YorKitchen @ Central Market
37 West Clarke Ave.
York, PA 17401
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What is YorKitchen?


YorKitchen is a shared commercial kitchen incubator available for rent which consists of two physical parts the Rojahn Performance Kitchen (pictured on the left) and the Production Kitchen (pictured on the right). The Rojahn Performance Kitchen is available to rent for meeting space or to market your culinary business to Central Market patrons. It is also where we have cooking demonstration and kids' activities. The Production Kitchen is available to rent by those starting or expanding a culinary business. It is also available for private parties, preparing for private events and dinners. Our special events like 21South and the Chef Challenges are also held in this area.

Please see the individual pages for more information about all of our offerings.

  • Kale Battle at YorKitchen

    Bill Kalina - bkalina@yorkdispatch.com
    York Dispatch, 3/27/15
    A culinary showdown takes place during Family First Health's first-ever vegetarian Chef Challenge Thursday, March 26, 2015, at YorKitchen. Tim Spangler of Mezzo and Trae Grabosch of LettUsKnow compete to create a three-course meal using an ingredient (kale) announced just before the event. The audience chose Spangler as the winner. 
    See photo album.

  • YorKitchen hosts first interactive dinner with Whisk Culinary Services' professional chef

    YorKitchen hosts first interactive dinner with Whisk Culinary Services' professional chef
    By Caitlin Kerfin ckerfin@ydr.com @ckerfin on Twitter Posted:   02/18/2015 Flipside Magazine

    Ever go to a nice dinner and think, "I wish I knew how to make this?" YorKitchen's Interactive Dinner with Whisk Culinary Services will teach what's on the menu Saturday, Feb. 21. This is YorKitchen's first interactive dinner that is equal parts cooking class and chef's table dinner. The professional chef lead...

  • Heart and soul at Global Café

    By ERIN JAMES 02/17/2015

    With a love of cooking and a belief that York City's palate was ready for some ethnic fare, Amaa "Renee" Achu opened Global Café nearly two years ago. At the Central Market stand, Achu serves a "well-rounded menu" influenced by Afro-Caribbean fare. Popular items include jerk chicken, garlic spinach and jambalaya. "All the dishes are made from scratch every day with her heart and soul added," said Aeman Bashir, manager of YorKitchen....

  • Restaurant Week preview: At YorKitchen, chefs on display

    By ERIN JAMES Posted:   02/16/2015

    In this one kitchen, more than 40 businesses have taken an entrepreneurial leap. Tucked into a corner of Central Market in downtown York City, the aptly named YorKitchen is a small-business incubator that doubles as a classroom and entertainment venue. Opened in late 2011, YorKitchen also operates as a pop-up restaurant about 20 times per year. "We have been a soul food carry-out res...

  • York City: 29 eateries join fifth annual Restaurant Week


    POSTED:   02/04/2015

    Kathryn Xakellis, 21, of Lancaster, left, Kendal Phillips, 22, of Lancaster, and Sarah McCauley, 22, of West Manchester Township, right, sample food from the Roosevelt Tavern and Whisk Culinary Services, as well as York City Pretzel Co., as York City holds a sneak peek for the upcoming Restaurant Week at YorKitchen, inside Central Market on Tuesday. ...

  • York County organizations join #GivingTuesday

     By NIKELLE SNADER/ @ydschools Posted:   11/25/2014 

    Nonprofit organizations in York are teaming up to encourage Yorkers to take some time and give back to the local community. Almost 20 nonprofit organizations based in the York area are participating in #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2, spearheaded by Downtown Inc, said the organization's marketing director, Meagan Feeser. The efforts are a spin-off of a national movement founded in 2012 that encourages people to give back to their communiti...

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