To the Hot Bread Kitchen Community, Thank you for your support over the past six months as Hot Bread Kitchen has grappled with the complex emergency support required of so many food workers and foodmakers in our kitchens. Much has changed for our community this year, and there is more change yet to come. As […]
Ruby Schecter, founder of The Better Pop, shares how she keeps her dream of running a small food business alive during COVID-19.
Small food brands often face an uphill battle even after they get into retail stores—brand-building, marketing, communication with buyers, increasing orders, and more—which has only been exacerbated by COVID-19. Hot Bread Kitchen’s panel discussion on August 13, 2020 convened food industry experts for a discussion on how small food brands can strategically pivot, strengthen their […]
Meet Claude and Craig Malone, founders of Cornbread 26, a full service catering company and member of Hot Bread Kitchen’s Small Business Incubator since 2018. Claude and Craig are also partners—their company is named after their first couple of recipes, cornbread, and their anniversary, the 26th! While their business as caterers has slowed down due […]
Employment is an essential building block for economic mobility, but it is not the only thing that our Culinary Workforce participants need in order to succeed. To help our Workforce participants and alumni achieve their financial goals throughout their careers and lives, in early 2019 we introduced financial literacy and coaching into our training program. […]
Businesses owned by women and people of color face greater challenges in accessing market opportunities, which are crucial for small businesses to scale and thrive. Hot Bread Kitchen is dedicated to providing opportunities for our small businesses to connect with a network of buyers and experts, like our partners at Whole Foods Market. Food products […]