Investing in Breadwinners. Transforming Lives.
Hot Bread Kitchen creates economic opportunity for immigrant women and women of color through job skills training, food entrepreneurship programs, and an ecosystem of support in New York City.
Hot Bread Kitchen’s work builds on our 10-year history of providing social services, skills coaching, job placement and entrepreneurship programming as well as our vast connections and employer relationships that put workers and small businesses on a path to economic security and mobility.
We Create Breadwinners.
Through our job skills programming, we partner with immigrant women and women of color to provide the skills and opportunities that lead to financial security and fulfilling careers.
Our small business program supports aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners run and grow their enterprises within NYC’s thriving food industry.
Get to Know Us
Learn more about the committed team that shows up every day to create jobs, help women achieve economic mobility and create a more equitable food system. From our staff to our Board of Directors and committees, each individual brings unique value to our recipe for success.
How it All Began
In 2008, our founder Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez saw careers in food as an accessible way for women to start careers and create more equity in the food industry. Hot Bread Kitchen set out to empower women, create a more equitable food system and celebrate culinary tradition from around the world.