We’ve always suspected Hot Bread Kitchen founder and CEO Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez to be a superhero, and Zagat confirmed it. Her superpower? Offering opportunities to women with barriers to entering the workforce.
“Before starting Mini Melanie, I worked in male-dominated kitchens—it was a struggle. I chose to start Mini Melanie in the Hot Bread Kitchen incubator because I knew it would be a place where I'd feel comfortable and supported.”
Melanie Moss, Co-Founder Mini Melanie, Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator Alumna
“Hot Bread Kitchen took something I never thought I could succeed in and made it a lucrative career for me.”
Lydia Rivera, Hot Bread Kitchen workforce alumna
"I feel so lucky and blessed since I met the dynamic team of Hot Bread Kitchen. It is as if I had found the support of my family I left in Africa."
Cynthia, Hot Bread Kitchen Workforce Alumna
"At Hot Bread Kitchen, I learned to be myself and take care of my family. I learned to be confident."
Rokhaya Gueye, Hot Bread Kitchen Workforce Alumna
“I hope to learn more, and one day, to become a boss. I am courageous and want to become more like my supervisors.”
Alimata, Hot Bread Kitchen Workforce Alumna
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75 Ninth Ave, Suite 0610
New York, NY 10011
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