Ethnic Baking at Sur la Table


Join Hot Bread Kitchen founder Jessamyn Rodriguez for a baking class on 10/25 at Sur la Table to learn how one buttery, rich dough can make two delicious breads from different ethnic traditions.

Jessamyn will discuss her award-winning book, The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook, and demonstrate how to make …


Small Screen, Big Business: A Panel on Food & TV


On July 13, HBK Incubates hosted our second public event (our first featured Jeni Britton Bauer on food safety).  Three alumni of the program gathered to discuss the intersection of food and television.

The panel was moderated by Gail Simmons (Top Chef Judge, Food & Wine Special Projects Director, and …


Small Screen, Big Business

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On Wednesday, July 13, HBK Incubates hosts a panel moderated by Gail Simmons, featuring program alumni who have parlayed culinary talent and charisma into television appearances to build their business.

If you own a food/beverage business, want to start one, or just love food reality TV – join us to …


Food52 Piglet Award Winner

Food52 Piglet

Food52’s Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks is sort of like March Madness for food nerds. It pits the 16 most notable cookbooks of the year against each other in a face-off judged by some of the biggest names in the food world. Over the last three weeks, The Hot Bread Kitchen


Happy International Women’s Day!

All Graduates

On March 8th, people around the world celebrate the advancement and achievements of women. Happy International Women’s Day from the graduates of Bakers in Training and HBK Incubates!

This February’s graduation ceremony featured seven women from the Bakers in Training program who graduated into living wage positions at some …


Building a Healthy Food Business with Jeni Britton Bauer

Jeni with Ice Cream

On March 19, HBK Incubates welcomes Jeni Britton Bauer, the owner and founder of Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, for an afternoon seminar on building healthy, safe food businesses, followed by an ice cream social.

Hot Bread Kitchen founder Jessamyn Rodriguez will host a Q&A with Jeni, to …