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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 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.

  • All About Brownies opens at New Eastern Market

    Brett Sholtis www.ydr.com November 6, 2015

    The brownie vendor, which started at Central Market, York, opened a second stand in the Springettsbury Township market.Buy PhotoAll About Brownies has opened a vendor stand at New Eastern Market.All About Brownies got its start in 2011 at YorKitchen, a shared kitchen space that allows bakers and chefs to break into the commercial market, owner Nancy Nicholson said in a news release.From there, Nicholson and business partner Mike Marston opened ...

  • Farm to Freezer’s cooking sessions cater to pros and rookies

    By Gary Haber   ghaber@ydr.com 10/21/15

    Greg Strickler was stirring the pot, happily.The pot simmered on the stove, bubbling with 80 quarts of tomato, turkey and vegetable soup Strickler, his wife Rita Meisenhelder and others were making Sunday evening at Farm to Freezer.The Spring Garden Township couple was among the two dozen or so folks who participated in one of Farm to Freezer's communal cooking sessions at the company's new location in...

  • Best of September

    Two local chefs will compete in the Chef Challenge with you as the judge, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at YorKitchen.

  • Unexpected Cuisine: Pop-Up Dinners Abound in Central PA

    Fly Magazine
    June 29, 2015 By: Erin Dorney
    The essence of a pop-up dinner is a temporary, communal meal served in a place that doesn’t normally host dinners. They sometimes focus on a certain theme or concept and are held in nontraditional locations like art galleries, co-ops, co-working spaces, teaching kitchens, bars, grocery stores, movie theaters or even outside. Pop-up dinners have been hosted in these very venues throughout Lancaster and York over the past three years.

  • Brews & Skews

    It's Facebook official... Brews & Skews has a sweet tooth! Congratulations to your 2015 Skew Champion, All About Brownies, a YorKitchen, York's Shared Kitchen Incubator partner.

  • Looking to Kickstart Your Small-Batch Business? Consider YorKitchen in Central PA!

    The Town Dish by Shannon Smith March 30, 2015 Looking to Kick-start Your Small-Batch Business? Consider YorKitchen in Central PA! Don’t let the lack of kitchen space stand between you and your entrepreneurial dreams. YorKitchen is a one-of-a-kind service available to residents in York County and the surrounding Central Pennsylvania area that provides a shared commercial kitchen.

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  • Federal visitors have high praise

    Federal visitors have high praise for YorKitchen

    CANDY WOODALL / The York Dispatch Updated: 06/15/2012 11:39:54 AM EDT

    ..."It's fabulous," he said. An annex of Central Market, the commercial kitchen can be rented for $25 an hour, helping entrepreneurs make their food business dreams a reality without the high costs associated with purchasing commercial kitchen equipment. Since it opened nearly a year ago, it has been utilized by 55 unique users and has created 32 jobs, according to Aeman Bashir,...

  • USDA officials tour YorKitchen

    USDA officials tour YorKitchen in the annex of Central Market

    Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 06/14/2012 05:35:27 PM EDT York, PA -

    State and national officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture toured YorKitchen Thursday to view what Pennsylvania State Director Tom Williams called "a success story." "We wanted to come back and see what a great job they've done," he said. more...http://www.ydr.com/business/ci_20858790/usda-ofiicial-tour-yorkitchen-annex-central-market     &nb...

  • YorKitchen expanding business opportunities

    Project manager Aeman Bashir said businesses have started and expanded as a result of the incubator, which opened in July.

    Daily Record/Sunday News
    While running her stand at Central Market recently, Donna Lott dashed into YorKitchen ...

  • YorKitchen featured in the Economic Alliance Business Voice

    YorKitchen – Shared-Kitchen Facility – Available to Rent
    Business start-ups, business expansions, team-building events, hosting dinner parties or fundraisers, cooking classes, free cooking demonstrations, training, personal holiday food preparation … these are just a few of the uses of a new facility downtown called YorKitchen. Located in the annex of Central Market in Downtown York, YorKitchen brings a unique service to the Central Pennsylvania area and beyond.For agricultural producers who expl...

  • YorKitchen named as finalist in the Annual Nonprofit Innovation Awards

    The annual Nonprofit Innovation Awards honor local 501(c)(3) organizations and their executives that demonstrate innovation in their daily operations. 36 finalists will be recognized at an awards breakfast on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at the Hilton Harrisburg. During the awards event, the winner of each category will be revealed.

  • YorKitchen named Outstanding New Downtown Business of Year

    YorKitchen was named Outstanding New Downtown Business of the Year on September 15, 2011. The Downtown First Awards are presented annually to celebrate the people and businesses that put downtown first through their commitments of volunteer service, financial support and advocacy efforts.

  • Shared Kitchen Incubator in Central Market

    Grand Opening of the Rojahn Performance Kitchen set for March 2011 NutriCore Northeast has constructed a shared kitchen incubator (YorKitchen). YorKitchen provides a unique service to residents of the City of York and the surrounding Central Pennsylvania area. Located in York’s historic Central Market Annex, YorKitchen is a commercial kitchen available for rent to any food producer as well as extensive educational training.