Our signature culinary workforce training program provides job skills training to women who face profound barriers to employment. After four weeks of intensive instruction in kitchen fundamentals and personal + professional readiness, our trainees are poised to excel in roles across the culinary industry. All women who complete our rigorous training are matched with one of our valued employer partners.
Hot Bread Kitchen’s small business incubator offers aspiring entrepreneurs licensed and affordable commercial kitchen space, business development support, market access, and a thriving culinary community to grow their food ventures. 90% of the small business working out of our incubator are women and/or minority-owned. Our incubator members bring heritage food traditions from across the globe, from West African ginger juice to Indian street snacks to vegan Caribbean empanadas.
Learn more about our impact and who we serve in our 10 year impact study.
Hot Bread Kitchen creates economic opportunity through careers in food.
Hot Bread Kitchen envisions a food system that equitably compensates talent and sustains a diverse workforce while celebrating culinary tradition and innovation.
Since 2008, we have provided pathways to prosperity for women who face economic insecurity and culinary entrepreneurs. Founded by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez, Hot Bread Kitchen has trained over 400 women for meaningful careers and incubated 240 small businesses over the past decade.
Our line of deliciously diverse breads is baked to feed our mission. In our first decade, Hot Bread Kitchen’s signature training program was housed in our bakery and used bread as a vehicle for culinary education. In 2017, we expanded our training program to culinary education beyond bakery and bread, putting us on track to quadruple the number of women we are able to train annually.
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