The Incubator

HBK Incubates alum brings Ethiopian bowls to Chelsea Market

Photo Credit: Wall Street Journal

Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator alumni, Hiyaw Gebreyohannes, is bringing his Ethiopian fast-casual restaurant, Gorsha, to Chelsea Market through Hot Bread Kitchen. On May 25, Gorsha will open their second location in Hot Bread Kitchen’s permanent pop-up space in the historic Chelsea Market food hall.

Growing …


Pierre Thiam Brings West African Hospitality to East Harlem

There are many ways of getting to know the celebrated Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam: by watching his TED Talk on the resiliency of the ancient grain fonio, the center of his purpose-driven African food company, Yolele. Or you can catch Pierre proudly sharing traditional coastal dishes in a Dakar …


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 …