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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

    By ERIN JAMES

    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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  • 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.

    By LEIGH ZALESKI
    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.