Fresh Food for Thought

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Central Kitchen Contemplates All Plant-Based Accelerator in Cleveland.

In 2019, Central Kitchen began exploring the viability of launching an all plant-based accelerator program in Cleveland, Ohio. With the goal of helping plant-based entrepreneurs scale their businesses and contribute to the growth of the local food industry, the program was (Read more)

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Central Kitchen Launches Online Training Program for Craft Food Businesses

Central Kitchen was founded in 2013 as a non-profit food business incubator, offering a 4,300 sq ft shared-use commercial kitchen and an in-person training program. Today, Central Kitchen has grown to include a 137,000 sq ft for-profit food hub featuring custom (Read more)

Food Corridor Kitchen Rental Spaces

7 Shared Kitchen Incubator Programs Supporting Growing Food Businesses

There’s nothing better than enjoying delicious food crafted by a local producer. You can taste the love and experience the care that has gone into it in every bite. And you know that the money is staying in your community. At The (Read more)

Christmas Gifts

10 Tasty Holiday Gifts From Cleveland’s Central Kitchen

Local makers create artisanal Cleveland gifts It’s the holiday season, but this year, you won’t be watching people fight their way into stores for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Clevelanders are resilient, and we’ve found ways to shop for presents (Read more)


Central Kitchen Teams up With Local Farms to Offer End-Around to National Meat Shortages

Like many of us, Eric Diamond kept reading about increasing meat shortages as supply chain interruptions resulting from Coronavirus continue to mount. At the same time, he was talking to local farmers who no longer have an outlet for their fresh (Read more)

Nomaste Cheesecakes

Central Kitchen Sets the Table for Minority-owned Craft Food Startups to Flourish

Eric Diamond was on vacation when he got a call from his Central Kitchen partner, Gordon Priemer. “We were looking for 30,000 square feet of space,” says Diamond. “Gordon called me and said, ‘Hey, I just toured this building. It’s got cooler space, (Read more)

Growth is on the Menu for Northeast Ohio’s Food Sector

What started as a shared kitchen and food incubator called the Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen is growing by leaps and bounds as it tries to meet the demand for space to store food products. Its growth is just one indication (Read more)

How Eric Diamond & Central Kitchen are Making Cleveland into a Craft Food Mecca

We recently sat down to chat with Eric Diamond, Partner and COO of Central Kitchen in Cleveland. Eric is using his twenty years of banking, lending and community development experience to turn Cleveland and Central Kitchen (formerly Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen) (Read more)

‘Cleveland Food Hub’ Scheduled to Open on Carnegie Avenue

A new kind of business is coming to Northeast Ohio. Planners are calling it the “Cleveland Food Hub.” It is a food-business incubator plus, a food manufacturing and warehousing space. Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen COO Eric Diamond said It’s the (Read more)


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