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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.

  • 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

    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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  • 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.