The CCE includes state-of-the-art, shared-use commercial kitchens and food storage space available at affordable hourly rates to culinary entrepreneurs. The facility is open and available 24 hours a day. The eKitchen Multimedia Learning Center is a fully operational demonstration kitchen and smart classroom equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology including recording equipment for both in-person and distance learning. The eKitchen can also be rented for private events or workshops. The facility meets all compliance requirements set by the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and is registered as a USDA and FDA manufacturing facility. Programs include mentoring, marketing, contract placement and various other business services through instructional and hands-on workshops. Since the opening of the facility in fall 2012, more than 100 local entrepreneurs have used the CCE space and services to grow their food businesses, and this business growth has influenced the creation of more than 200 food sector jobs, increased financial opportunity and community empowerment and engagement. Michael of OOMBRA was with Friday Architects during the execution of this very important project for the community.