Helping Connect Asylum Seekers to Employment Opportunities
On October 2nd, Governor Kathy Hochul visited Hot Bread Kitchen to announce a new effort to support asylum seekers in entering the workforce and starting new lives in our great city.
Hot Bread Kitchen wholeheartedly supports providing work authorization to asylum seekers in New York.
From sporadic work to a new career
“I was working through the pandemic, but it was sporadic. I knew I wanted to come out of the pandemic a better person… The training unlocked something in my brain and I was able to realize my potential. Hot Bread Kitchen I consider my life saver.”
—Quiotta H., Hot Bread Kitchen member
When you’re part of Hot Bread Kitchen
- $18.38/hraverage hourly wage of our participants’ first job placement
- 250+employer partners across NYC
- 450+entrepreneurs whose small food businesses we have helped seed, start, and scale
- 900You’ll be among a community of over 900 Breadwinners who are driven, ambitious and ready to rise
What you could do
Hot Bread Kitchen partners with a network of good food employers that offer flexibility, training, and opportunities for career and personal growth. We connect the participants in our food career program with quality jobs in the food industry, including roles as bakers, cooks, and kitchen managers.
In our food entrepreneurship programs, we support a range of ventures, from catering businesses to consumer packaged goods to brick-and-mortar cafes, to help aspiring and current business owners thrive.
More than business support
“Hot Bread Kitchen has given me such a community of women. They are a resource beyond resource, connecting me with financial planning, mentorship, photography support… The entire team, this entire experience, has taught me how to dream. That’s huge.”
—Shelly Flash, 2 Girls & A Cookshop
PROOF Winner and Hot Bread Kitchen member