Hot Bread Kitchen Creates Breadwinners.
At Hot Bread Kitchen, we define our impact as economic mobility for our members, using NYC’s food industry as a catalyst. We measure this through skills gained, job placements, career advancement and sustained or growing food businesses.
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 and gender-expansive people, immigrants, people of color, entrepreneurs, and the future of work.
Quality Jobs Initiative Report
In 2022, Hot Bread Kitchen launched the Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI) to examine and address the issue of job quality in the food sector. This report details the outcomes of our first QJI cohort and our vision for the future of good food jobs.
2022 Impact Report
After a two-year hiatus, we relaunched in-person programming, kicking off our signature culinary fundamentals training from a brand new home at Chelsea Market, under the leadership of a new CEO, with an abundance of new teammates and ideas.
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.
- 450entrepreneurs supported
- 500+employment opportunities created by small businesses
- 700+Individuals on the path to economic mobility
- $100M+in regional economic impact
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