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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.

  • Neilly’s Foods lands expanded deal with Giant supermarkets

    Neilly's Foods will be carried in 234 Giant stores, including three in York County, by the end of this year

    By Gary Haber ghaber@ydr.com 

    Springettsbury Township food manufacturer has a deal with Giant Food Stores that will more than triple the number of Giant supermarkets carrying its line of Afro-Caribbean foods.By the end of December, products from Neilly's Foods will be in 234 Giant stores, up from 65 stores currently.Neilly's, whi...

  • Kid chefs show off their cooking ability at Central Market

    Summer cooking camp taught students about food safety and preparation

    By Gary Haber ghaber@ydr.com @GaryMHaber on Twitter Updated:   08/02/2014 04:20:49 PM

    Lasagna rolls, kale chips and bruschetta were on the menu Saturday as a group of kid chefs from McKinley K-8 school in York showed off their skills in a cooking demonstration at Central Market.The hour-long exhibition was a highlight of a four-week program Jennifer Heasley and Lizette Santiago ran this summer for about 10 stu...

  • Can’t stand the heat? Take your meal prep out of the kitchen or at least off the stove top

    Smart Magazine

    by Teresa Cook · June 23, 2014

    Chef Erik Gotwalt prepares a Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Salad at YorKitchen (Photo by Chris Dunn)Cooking in summer? Don’t do it — at least not inside.So says Erik Gotwalt, a York County chef. “Stay away from the oven and stove and try to cook as much outside as you can.”And when planning what to serve, think bright and fresh.

  • Have Passport, Will Travel

    YorKitchen brings ethnic cuisine to local residents
    By Cindy Kalinoski, June 2014 Edition of Susquehanna Style Magazine

    As York morphs into a more cultured version of itself, food plays a leading role in its transformation. It seems the more that Yorkers try food from other countries, the more of it they want. Aeman Bashir, who manages YorKitchen, a food-centric small business incubator under the umbrella of the York County Economic Alliance, noticed this trend and wanted to encourage it.“I knew t...

  • Naked wedding cakes a tasty way to mix up tradition

    Don't worry. These cakes are family friendly, sans the frosting.
    By Rebecca LeFever, York Daily Record, Updated:   05/11/2014 04:36:19 PM EDT
    While a naked wedding cake might make you worry about covering the eyes of your children, fear not. There's no nudity here.

  • Barbecue restaurant in Springettsbury Twp. honors veterans

    By CANDY WOODALL, York Dispatch, Updated:   05/06/2014 09:59:52 AM EDT

    Bill Kohler gets tears in his eyes when he talks about the tough days of his nearly 18 years in the Army. It's not the brain injury or shrapnel in his body that get the disabled veteran down. Young lives lost too soon haunt the 45-year-old former medic."I had friends die overseas, and it's hard.

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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.