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We are a shared-use commercially licensed community kitchen in Lancaster with a diverse group of talented members that includes caterers, bakers, food trucks, market stands, private chefs and food product businesses.

The Cookhouse is a great place to launch your food concept. When starting a food business, the expense of building or leasing a commercial kitchen can be a huge barrier. Additionally, the operating costs of running an active kitchen are very high. Crowded Cookhouse can dramatically reduce your startup and/or operating costs and can greatly reduce the risk of starting a new food business.

We Help Small
Food Businesses

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Designed to Accommodate

Prep, Cook, Pack, Store and More!

  • Culinary entrepreneurs, caterers, food products – anyone who needs a production kitchen
  • Bakers who need deep ovens, lots of prep space and a large commercial mixer
  • Culinary instructors who are hosting cooking classes
  • Food truck operators who need a place to get water, ice, cook space and storage

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Ready to get started? Fill out the application online now or download the application packet to print later.

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Kitchen Features

Our kitchen may be small, but it’s well-appointed with just about anything you might need to
bring your culinary creations to life. We’ve thought of everything so you can just cook.


  • 6 Burner Vulcan range
  • Bakers Pride Cyclone Convection Oven
  • Assorted small appliances
  • Walk-in cooler
  • Stainless steel prep tables
  • Freezers
  • Pot, hand & prep sinks
  • 1000 lb ice machine
  • Hobart meat slicer
  • Hobart mixer
  • Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

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  • Towel, apron & mat service
  • Pest control
  • Garbage & recycling
  • Grease trap service
  • Dishwashing solutions for sinks
  • Mops, brooms, cleaning supplies
  • Regular hood cleaning
  • Wireless internet
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Private lockers
  • 24/7, 365 access

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