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37 West Clarke Ave.
York, PA 17401
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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 chef table dinners and the Chef Challenges are also held in this area.

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

  • Next entrant in York’s Taste Test to compete

    Winner could become permanent downtown restaurant

    By David O'Connor, Central Penn Business Journal September 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Scratch-made Asian dumplings, noodles and ramen bowls will take the stage in October as the latest entry in York's Taste Test pop-up restaurant series.The Taste Test series is giving Yorkers a chance to sample cuisines and ultimately decide what they would like to see as a permanent restaurant in downtown York. It is overseen by a partnership between the York ...

  • STEAM Ramen coming to Taste Test York

    Anthony J. Machcinski and Skye Leppo,  September 15, 2016

    While some might think of ramen as a last resort for a young college student seeking to save a buck, the next installment in the Taste Test York series will prove that Ramen isn’t just a cheap meal.STEAM, a restaurant that features scratch-made Asian dumplings, noodles and ramen, is coming to YorKitchen in October for the newest Taste Test audition.

  • New Taste Test audition will bring out the 'wurst'

    Anthony J. Machcinski, amachcinski@ydr.com             

    Hot dogs and tater tots. That's what King Brät does! If you’ve been looking for some dynamite hot dogs in your travels around York, the next restaurant auditioning for a spot in the Taste Test York series is right up your alley.

  • Wm Penn grad brings Touch of Soul to YorKitchen

    Anthony J. Machcinski, amachcinski@ydr.com 1 p.m. EDT September 1, 2016

    Cooking isn’t always a scientific formula.

  • Small but Mighty: York’s business community rises together

    KeystoneEdge.com  By Elise Vider on August 5, 2016

    Small is big, at least when it comes to entrepreneurial energy and support York, Pennsylvania. With a population of only 43,000 in a compact five square miles, this small city has an entrepreneurial ecosystem that rivals many of its big-city counterparts.In fact, York’s size, reasonable cost of living, affordable real estate and strong sense of community are assets that make it competitive when it comes to luring startups, small businesses an...

  • York chef brings Indian Fusion to Taste Test York

    Flipside
    Anthony J. Machcinski, amachcinski@ydr.com
    August 3, 2016
    Hamir Patel has always had a love for cooking and a desire for his food to put a smile on customers' faces.After two years as a chef with both Hampat Specialty Foods and Farm to Freezer in York, Patel will get his chance to impress a larger audience soon, as he will be auditioning for a spot at Taste Test York.“This is my passion. This is my dream come true,” Patel said.Patel, 49, will introduce York to his Indian ...

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  • Special Event Food Guidelines

    The City of York issued the following press release on Friday. YorKitchen may be your solution for your Special Events.  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Food prepared for special events in a private home, not approved by the City’s Permits, Planning & Zoning Department, may not be used or offered for human consumption in a food facility or outdoors, according ...

  • YorKitchen to Host Culinary Competition

    YORK, PA. – April 17, 2013 – Do you love culinary competition shows? Have you ever wanted to be a judge on reality cooking shows such as “Iron Chef America” or “Chopped?” Then you won’t want to miss the “YorKitchen Chef Challenge” at YorKitchen on Thursday, April 25.

  • YorKitchen Launches Passport to Flavors Series

    YORK, PA. – February 21, 2013 – YorKitchen is pleased to introduce its newest signature event, the Passport to Flavors Series. The Passport to Flavors Series, a series of pop-up restaurants hosted by YorKitchen featuring different cuisines from around the world, will premiere on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.

  • YorKitchen Announces Bag Check Program

    YorKitchen Announces Bag Check Program Do you love shopping for farm fresh products at Central Market over your lunch hour and have nowhere to refrigerate your purchases for the rest of the work day? Participate in YorKitchen’s new Bag Check Program and leave your worries behind! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, shop at market, drop off your bags at YorKitchen and pick them up on your way home from work until 6:30 pm.

  • Award Winning Chocolate Sculptor to Perform in the Rojahn Performance Kitchen

    Chef Frederic Loraschi, award winning chocolate sculptor and owner of Chocolat Frederic Loraschi in Hummelstown, will be building extraordinary chocolate creations in the Rojahn Performance Kitchen on Saturday April 16, 2011 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Chef Loraschi won the "Best Tasting" award at the US selection of the World Chocolate Masters 2010 and was featured on TLC "American Chocolate Championship." In 2003, Chef Loraschi led the pastry operation at the Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania. His ex...

  • “Now We’re Cooking” Television Host Performing in Rojahn Performance Kit

    YORK, PA. – April 11, 2011 – Deb Bixler, "Now We're Cooking" TV host and chef, will be presenting a simple brunch for your next holiday feast on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, showcasing Mediterranean Egg Casserole, Fruit Trifle and more! Ms.

  • YorKitchen Launches New Website

    YorKitchen Launches New Website YORK, PA. – February 24, 2011 – YorKitchen has launched its new website, www.yorkitchen.com . The new site features applications and rate schedules for potential tenants; a calendar of events that will include workshops, seminars, cooking classes, and certification training; and a separate calendar for current tenants to view commercial kitchen availability and to reserve space.

  • Plans for Performance Kitchen Unveiled

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Plans for Performance Kitchen Unveiled YORK, PA. – November 18, 2010 – NutriCore NorthEast and YorKitchen proudly present The Rojahn Performance Kitchen as part of the Shared Kitchen Incubator of York (YorKitchen). A press conference was held today at York City’s Central Market to announce the partnership with Rojahn Custom Cabinetry of Dallastown and to unveil the plans for the Performance Kitchen.

  • Construction Starts on YorKitchen

    YORK, PA. – January 18, 2011 – Construction has started on York’s Shared Kitchen Incubator, YorKitchen. The contract was awarded to Markey Builders, located in York, in late 2010.

  • USDA Rural Development Presents Check to NutriCore Northeast

    York – July 15, 2010 – Local agricultural producers and food entrepreneurs will soon have access to a shared kitchen incubator in downtown York. Many food producers don’t have the resources to build and equip their own certified facility, preventing them from entering the market. The Shared Kitchen Incubator of York (YorKitchen), funded through a grant from USDA Rural Development, will help solve this problem.

  • Shared commercial kitchen in York to receive $99K

      Wednesday, July 14, 2010 The U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 15 will present the York County Economic Development Corp. a check for $99,000 to support creation of a shared kitchen incubator in downtown York.