The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises Commercial Kitchen

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The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE)

Need help with your established or start-up culinary business? At the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE), we step up to the plate and provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Become a Member

CCE Commercial Kitchen spaces and facilities are available for members - 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. 

Current Members

Click here to book kitchen time

CCE Membership Tier Addendum 

Membership Level Rate Hours of Booking Time Hourly Rate Breakdown Storage Available to Rent
Advanced $1100/mo Up to 40 hours $27.50/hr 1-4 cages
Maturing Business $750/mo Up to 25 hours $30/hr 1-3 cages
Scaling and Growth $325/mo Up to 10 hours $32.50/hr 1-2 cages


(Includes Scaling and Growth membership & $75 commissary fee)

10 hours $32.50/hr 1-2 cages
Research & Development N/A N/A $40/hr No cage


Located at 310 S 48th Street, 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
    • Honeysuckle Provisions, a family-owned and operated Aftro-centric grocery/cafe committed to the highest quality standards

Learn about TEC's culinary business support

Food Liability Insurance

The CCE's insurance partner FLIP (Food Liability Insurance Program) provides food vendors, caterers, food trailers, and more with the liability coverage they need to safeguard their business at a price that can’t be beat.

CCE clients can take advantage of a premium rate decrease of $10 by using our discount code: ENTERPRISE10

Visit FLIP's website

Success Stories


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Read about how the CCE helped to connect five members to contracts with Aramark/Drexel University

Chef Tom Ramsey Q&A session

Director of Operations

Center for Culinary Enterprises

Kitchen Coordinator

Center for Culinary Enterprises