How does a small New York City baking business make it from a home kitchen to its own brick-and-mortar shop?
Hot Bread Kitchen Launches Restaurant Cook Training Program in Collaboration with SBS
Hot Bread Kitchen and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announce a new collaboration to present “First Course NYC,” a culinary training and apprenticeship program that prepares New Yorkers for quality restaurant cook jobs in restaurants across the city. The program, developed in 2018 by SBS and the NYC Food and Beverage Industry […]
Learning English, Finding community
For many of us, the past few years have included a lot of wondering what comes next. For Hot Bread Kitchen members like Isabel, 2022 has been the year to answer that question. “I was [at a tabling event] looking for information about the citizenship process, and I saw a beautiful picture of a woman in […]
Shelly, 2Girls & A Cookshop
Shelly, a single parent and first-generation Jamaican American, launched her business, 2Girls & A Cookshop, from her home with her teenage daughter. Her business goals were humble and ambitious at the same time. She wanted to find a way to move production to a commercial kitchen space to ensure more consistent income for her family, […]
Hot Bread Kitchen member Shruti discusses finding a career path as an immigrant woman
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.
Expanding the Definition of Job Quality at Colson Patisserie
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 […]