YorKitchen takes second place for Best of Show at York County Business Expo

Expo lets businesses reach multiple customers
CANDY WOODALL The York Dispatch
Updated: 05/03/2012 07:09:34 AM EDT

Last year at York County's Business Expo, YorKitchen was a month away from opening. So kitchen coordinators Aeman Bashir and Kimberly Gross used the event as an opportunity to introduce York's shared kitchen to the local community.
This year, they used the York County Economic Alliance Business Expo as a chance to highlight six of the businesses that share the kitchen. From gourmet cheesecakes to granola, chefs lined up tiny paper cups full of samples for attendees of the Expo at Toyota Arena, where nearly 200 local businesses were represented.
"It's a great forum to talk to the general public and show how these chefs were able to grow their businesses," Gross said. "We always meet someone who says they've always wanted to have a food business if only they had a commercial kitchen. And that's what we're here for."
Four of the six YorKitchen users who were on display Wednesday are startups, and the other two are cooks who have expanded their production. Their success stories are the tangible parts of Bashir and Gross' vision for the kitchen....more.