After completing Hot Bread Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program, Shruti was able to secure a stable job for the first time since immigrating from India.
Since opening as a retail shop in Park Slope in 2006, Colson Patisserie has grown into a formidable Brooklyn wholesale operation while retaining its heart and staying true to the company’s history. A Hot Bread Kitchen hiring partner and member of our inaugural Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI), Colson has hired women from our culinary training […]
When it comes to choices about how to live, or which opportunities to take in order to support our families, we should each have the agency and ability to decide for ourselves.
A message from Hot Bread Kitchen’s CEO Leslie Abbey in honor of International Women’s Day Despite March’s focus on “history,” Women’s History Month is usually forward-looking at Hot Bread Kitchen. This year, we are focused on the present. Current events, including the invasion of Ukraine and continued anti-Asian hate crimes in our own city, have […]
When Edith immigrated to the U.S. in 2015, she didn’t speak any English. It was hard to find opportunities to learn, she said, given the limited spots and long waitlists at ESL classes around the city. Always a self-starter and eager to return to a career where she could help people, Edith decided to enroll […]
Jesebel Gumogda, a pastry chef and owner of Pure Confections, was steadily building her business and establishing a legacy for her family as a member of Hot Bread Kitchen—until the pandemic hit. Read about the support and connections Hot Bread Kitchen was able to provide that have helped Jesebel weather the storm.