Hot Bread Kitchen launches “Entrepreneur in Residence” program at Chelsea Market, providing key Manhattan retail access to small businesses.
We surpass our goal to quadruple the number of women placed in jobs from 2016-2019 and place 108 women with 50+ employer partners in New York City. TODAY: We continue to refine and strengthen our workforce model to couple culinary training with wrap-around services and long-term support for our alumni. Learn more about our workforce program.
Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez hands over the reins to new CEO, Shaolee Sen. TODAY: Shaolee helped Hot Bread Kitchen quadruple the number of women served. Read about Hot Bread Kitchen’s first decade and vision for the future in “Investing in Breadwinners: 10 Years of Impact”
Our training program moves out of the bakery and into the International Culinary Center in Soho. The world-renowned cooking school provides in-kind space to hold our new curriculum that expands into a broader culinary arts curriculum, more effectively meet employer needs and increase the amount of women we can serve. TODAY: Hot Bread Kitchen places 100+ women per year in jobs in the food industry with 50+ employment partners across New York City.
Our incubator helps launch 36 diverse food businesses selling everything from desserts to tamales to popcorn (like Pipsnacks!) TODAY: We have served 250+ food businesses, 90% of which are run by women and people of color. Read more about our Incubator.
Hot Bread Kitchen “Almacen,” Hot Bread Kitchen’s first retail location, opens at La Marqueta carrying Hot Bread Kitchen’s full line of bread and products from small business members. TODAY: Hot Bread Kitchen small business member Amuse Bouche has taken over the stall at La Marqueta and offers French fare Wednesday—Sunday.