The Incubator

Meet Amuse Bouche: Your new East Harlem neighbor

Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator member Amuse Bouche is coming to La Marqueta this Spring! Amuse Bouche will serve French-style to-go items like their signature stuffed jamón and swiss chard croissant sandwiches, freshly baked goods like white cheddar savory scones, and daytime coffee and tea.

The East Harlem based catering company …


An Entrepreneur’s Journey From Colombia to New York City

East Harlem’s Pabade Bakery is a family-run bakery known for their addictive European pastries (our absolute favorite are their vegan muffins!). Born in Venezuela and raised in Colombia, the founder Yolfer Carvajal eventually made his way to New York City to follow his dream of opening a bakery. Now when …


Gifts That Give Back: Hot Bread Kitchen’s Corporate Gift Guide

Whether you’re sending your team home with sweet treats this holiday season or bringing a little joy to the office all month long, celebrate with bread and the gift of baking breadwinners at Hot Bread Kitchen.

View our full corporate gift guide.


PilotWorks shuts down, Hot Bread Kitchen steps in to connect displaced businesses

Hot Bread Kitchen is sad to hear that PilotWorks, home to so many great food entrepreneurs, closed their doors the weekend of October 13. We know many of the affected businesses have orders to fulfill and production to manage in the midst of these changes—and hunting for kitchen space can …


Reflections on a Decade of Impact: New Leaders at Hot Bread Kitchen

There is a unique sense of pride I enjoy as travel around New York City tasting our impact on the foodscape: graduates, previously unemployed, working in the city’s kitchens; incubator products, previously enjoyed only by owners’ family, now on the best grocery store shelves; and global breads baked in East …


Shaolee Sen, Chief Executive Officer

Shaolee Sen is an advocate for women, diversity, small business, and social justice. Inspired by her mother’s entrepreneurial spirit and journey as an Indian immigrant, Shaolee is proud to be part of an organization directly impacting the lives of women. Since fall 2017, Shaolee has led Hot Bread Kitchen as …