Meet the visionaries and experts advancing the craft food community.


Central Kitchen is a food business accelerator made up of a passionate community of food entrepreneurs, experts and business resource partners.

As part of that community, our team strives to help craft food entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and seeks to cultivate a sustainable local food economy.

our TEAM

Eric Diamond
Eric Diamond is a Co-Founder and CEO of the Central Kitchen Companies. Previously Eric spent over twenty years in banking, lending and community development. Using his background Eric has been able to help over 400 local companies start and scale their food business concepts. Throughout his career Eric has developed a passion for helping small businesses and entrepreneurs. Eric states “there is no better professional feeling than knowing you played a part in helping someone fulfill their dreams of owning their own business.” Eric is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and holds and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. In his spare time Eric enjoys raising his four boys, cooking, gardening and is an avid reader. ×
David Miller
Director of SEEDS Program
David is a community activist who fights daily for the rights of those that are marginalized and left on the fringes of society. He is an inspirational speaker at heart. In 2014, David took a leap of faith and became an entrepreneur by starting the David Miller Group (DMG). Not long after in 2015, he launched an after-school center for youth in Ashtabula County called the One Step Center. One Step Center provides after-school recreation, study tables, academic programming, training, mentorship opportunities and FOOD to Conneaut area youth. In 2016, David took on a position as the Director of Development at the NEO Fund in Ashtabula City. His responsibility was to work with Start-up businesses to provide developmental strategies and financial support through Micro-lending.

Currently, David is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Central Kitchen. His role includes working with food business students and leading the scholarship program as well as serving as liaison with community organizations and individuals alike. David is also the lead Facilitator for the Food Business Bootcamp courses online.

David enjoys spending quality time with his family. He also enjoys cooking, and Inspiring others to be the greatest version of themselves. ×
Darius Anderson
Incubator Kitchen Manager

our partners

These organizations energize our entire craft food community. Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support.


We purchased Edible Cleveland in 2019 to add to the Central Kitchen family. Together, we share a passion for local food and the community.



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