Small food brands often face an uphill battle even after they get into retail stores—brand-building, marketing, communication with buyers, increasing orders, and more—which has only been exacerbated by COVID-19. Hot Bread Kitchen’s panel discussion on August 13, 2020 convened food industry experts for a discussion on how small food brands can strategically pivot, strengthen their […]
Meet Chef Bintou N’daw of Nafi’s Hot Pepper Condiments. Bintou, a caterer and food consultant, took over Nafi’s from her mother, Nafi. Nafi created the line of West African peanut sauces to fill a market need for African-influenced products in New York City. Nafi’s catering and in-store sales have slowed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
Meet Suzanna of Kanpekies. A systems-focused architect, Suzanna started her shortbread cookie company as a side-business. In Japanese, the word kanpeki translates to “perfect,” which is what Suzanna wants to convey with her cookies (shop online here). Suzanna’s goal in 2020 was to increase her wholesale orders, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her existing […]
Meet Janie’s Life Changing Baked Goods. After a dark period of addiction and homelessness, Janie Deegan found solace and healing through baking. Now, she’s a Food Network CHOPPED Sweets champion, and baker of sweet treats including her famous pie crust cookies (available online here). Janie had plans to scale her business through several grocers this […]
Business at Fauzia’s famous food truck came to a screeching halt in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the family out of work.
Welcome Amuse Bouche Bistro to La Marqueta! We are excited to announce that Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator Member Amuse Bouche will take over our former retail space in La Marqueta starting in April! Amuse Bouche Bistro will bring French specialties and delicious lunch and dinner specials to La Marqueta. Learn more about Amuse […]