One Immigrant’s Recipe for Success in a New York City Kitchen

When Kandy Alva came to New York City from Peru in 2008 she knew there would be many hurdles to overcome.  “When you come here, you have to start over. You start at zero.” Although she had studied some English in Peru, she felt it necessary to learn English to …


Summer 2019 Graduate Speaker Lydia Rivera

Lydia Rivera, Class of Summer 2019, is a driven pastry cook at Marta and mom to three children. She shared her story at our Summer 2019 graduation ceremony. …


Hiring Partner Spotlight: USHG


Throughout Hot Bread Kitchen’s 10 years, 100% of women who complete our culinary training are offered full time jobs providing economic security and opportunities for advancement. These opportunities would not be possible without the support of our hiring partners, including high-road employers like Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).