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The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises


Located at 310 S. 48th Street, The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE) supports both established and start-up food businesses and food processors in need of commercial kitchen space and business support, as part of The Enterprise Center's mission to encourage the growth of local businesses and spur job creation in our communities. 

Become a Member! 

CCE Commercial Kitchen spaces and facilities are available for members at a variety of levels. If you are interested in taking advantage of The Enterprise Center’s proven successes and systems, we welcome the opportunity to add value to your burgeoning business.

Attending a Foodie Forum information session is the first step toward becoming a member of the CCE.

If you've already attended a Foodie Forum, apply to become a member of the CCE.

If you are already a member of the CCE and would like to book kitchen space and facilities, please use the "Reserve Space" button above. 

Facility

 The CCE boasts:

  • Four state-of-the-art, shared-use commercial kitchens
  • A walk-in freezer and two walk-in refrigerators
  • The E-Kitchen Multimedia Learning Center, a demonstration kitchen and smart classroom  
  • Three eateries open to the public
    • 48th Street Grille, a sit-down restaurant operated by former CCE client Carl Lewis
    • Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, a cozy all-day cafe offering a vegan, vegetarian and raw cuisine menu of made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and wraps
    • Coming soon Locally Yours, a takeout business offering fresh and affordable food from CCE clients.  

Culinary Business Support

Leveraging over 25 years of community and economic development experience, the CCE’s business acceleration offerings include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Access to capital
  • Operations manuals
  • Training curricula
  • Fundraising and partnerships

We offer many workshops and events for our culinary center members. Check out our latest Q&A session with Chef Tom Ramsey, part of our Center for Culinary Enterprises' virtual monthly guest speaker series where we invite culinary industry professionals to speak about trends and current food business topics.




For more information about how the CCE can help you, please contact CCE@theenterprisecenter.com or Val Cadet at 215.895.4050