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Wisdom from the Female Entrepreneurs of HBK Incubates

Female food entrepreneurs working at Hot Bread Kitchen’s culinary incubator in East Harlem speak about the importance of community, and what it’s like working as a woman in the male-dominated food industry.

Keisha Smith-Jeremie CEO & Founder, sanaia applesauce

“My entire journey as an entrepreneur has been a tangible example …


5 Tips for Culinary Entrepreneurs from Jessie’s Nutty Cups

Photo by Susan Palmer

Meeting Jessie Taige of Jessie’s Nutty Cups is a sweet experience—literally. The young, energetic entrepreneur radiates joy, just like the salty-sweet nut butter cups she creates.

Originally started to supplement her acting career, Jessie began making nutty cups full time in February of this year. Now …


Summer Seafood Tostadas from Kickshaw Cookery

HBK Incubates member Kickshaw Cookery has been catering fresh, beautiful meals out of our East Harlem kitchen nearly since inception. We have always admired their unique flavor combinations, gorgeous plating and incredible attention to detail. They were kind enough to share two recipes using our Heritage Corn Tortillas (made of …


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 …