Hot Bread Kitchen Creates Breadwinners.
We believe in a food system that equitably compensates talent and sustains a diverse workforce while celebrating culinary tradition and innovation.
To succeed, we invest in human capital. We find individuals with passion and drive to succeed, and provide them with the essential skills and supportive services to grow careers and businesses in the culinary sector. We also work with employers and businesses across the food ecosystem to shift toward more equitable policies and practices. The result is upward economic mobility for the women we serve, increased earning power, newfound confidence and stability, and new jobs for the community.
Hot Bread Kitchen Impact Reports
Since 2008, Hot Bread Kitchen has worked to create economic opportunity through careers in food. Through interviews with our graduates, our own data, and research in our field, we invite you to learn more about the work we have done—and will continue to do—to support women, entrepreneurs, and the future of work.
2021 Activities Report
Reflections on our achievements of the past year, lessons learned, and how members’ goals and desires are powering our three-year strategic plan to become 1,000 Breadwinners strong by 2024.
2020 Activities Report
This report details our activities in 2020 as we adapted all programming to focus on emergency response and recovery efforts to respond to the enormous economic challenges facing our community.
2020 Mid-Year Impact Snapshot:
A City in Crisis
Hot Bread Kitchen serves communities impacted disproportionately by two emergencies that have been called the dual pandemics: COVID-19 and ongoing systemic racism. This special mid-year impact snapshot (March—June 2020) shares our learnings so far and the initial outcomes of our relief work.
2019 Impact Report
Review the progress we made in 2019 in providing supportive social services to address critical issues facing our workforce program participants; connecting entrepreneurs to markets, networks and capital; and shaping a larger dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the culinary field.
10 Year Impact Study
In 2018, we conducted a study to understand the efforts and effects of our economic empowerment programs and social enterprise since our inception in 2008. In interviews with alumni of our workforce development and incubator programs, we heard firsthand Hot Bread Kitchen’s impact on women and entrepreneurs, families, and communities.
- 300women placed in jobs
- 250businesses incubated
- 500+employment opportunities created by small businesses
- $100M+in regional economic impact
- 90% of women able to provide financial support to their families
- 80% of women report increased confidence
- 100% of entrepreneurs say incubator helped them achieve their goals
- 90% success rate of entrepreneurs in accessing capital
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