We meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.
If you’re ready to take important steps toward a fulfilling career in NYC’s vibrant food industry, Hot Bread Kitchen is here for you. We provide career training, job placement, and small food business support, with access to support services to put you on a path towards financial security for you and your family. Our programs and staff are flexible and reliable, and our approach is customized to you and your unique ambitions.
Get the technical and professional skills you need for jobs in the food industry. We prioritize job placement with good employers, fair wages, and opportunities for advancement.
Seed, start, and scale your small food business. Our vast small business network offers entrepreneurs technical assistance, customer connections, and access to capital, including commercial kitchen space and low to no cost loans.
Skills + Job Prep
Gain English language skills critical for success in today’s workplace.
All the skills you need to succeed
“I appreciate Hot Bread Kitchen because I got the opportunity to take ESOL classes—that was a big support. I didn’t only learn how to make bread.”
—Inci M., Hot Bread Kitchen member
A supportive community
From the moment you apply to a Hot Bread Kitchen program, you are a member. The only requirement for membership is a desire to get a job, build a career, or start your own food business. Our community of staff, fellow members, and social service partners will assist you on your journey from from childcare to housing and public benefits to mental health services – all critical ingredients for career success.
Simple Steps to Get Started
Complete the Hot Bread Kitchen application to identify which programs interest you, or simply request more information. You may apply at any time.
After interview and acceptance, take part in our programs to hone your skills and build a career or start your own small food business. You will work with knowledgeable instructors, develop critical skills and build your network. Programs run throughout the year online and in-person in locations across NYC and are offered at no cost to our members.
Secure a new job or reach a new career height in the food industry or beyond. Work for a good food employer with set schedules and fair pay. Grow your small food business beyond what you thought was possible. Need help again later on? We will be here with the support you need.
Is Hot Bread Kitchen right for you?
We offer a welcoming, inclusive environment. Cisgender and transgender women and non-binary people age 18 and over, who are actively seeking employment or to start or grow a small food business, are welcome to apply to all Hot Bread Kitchen programs. First Course Culinary Training Program is open to all gender identities.
Our members are united by their ambition, resilience, and commitment to building better lives for themselves and their families. They show up to every class or workshop ready to learn and grow. If this sounds like you, apply now!
Need More Information or Assistance?
Questions about programs or requirements? Don’t feel ready to apply yet? We are here to help. Send an email to Sonam Choedon, MSW at email@example.com.
For Community Partners
Want to connect about program offerings for your clients? Contact Maria Acevedo, firstname.lastname@example.org
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