The Incubator

Buyers Showcase at HBK Incubates

On April 24, 2017, HBK Incubates hosted its first Buyers Showcase in our East Harlem kitchen. 16 of our members had an opportunity to share their products with buyers from Whole Foods, The Brooklyn Kitchen, Our Harvest, and Farm to People.

In addition to the exposure to buyers and potential …


Harlem EatUp! Kickoff Event at HBK Incubates

HBK Incubates was honored to host the Citi Market Challenge kick-off event for Harlem EatUp! on Tuesday, March 28.  The event featured a high-stakes cook off between three up-and-coming Harlem restaurants — Belle Harlem, Harlem Pizza Co., and Tsion Cafe — judged by a panel of culinary experts …


Valentine’s Recipe: Churro Bites with Spicy Chocolate Sauce

HBK IncubatesLittle Red Kitchen Bake Shop delivers small-batch cookies and cookie pies, baked with mostly organic, fair trade or non-GMO ingredients.  Owner Susan Palmer shared her favorite recipe for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat: fresh churros with a cinnamon and cayenne-spiced chocolate sauce.


For the churros: 2 …


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

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 …


Perfect Picnic Sandwiches

Memorial Day is around the corner, so we asked HBK Incubates member Upicnic for their go-to summer recipe. Quick and easy to assemble, bright with lemon juice and zest, and crunchy with diced fennel and toasted almonds, these sandwiches are sure to become a picnic favorite. Make sure to use …