Investing in Breadwinners
We expand opportunities for professional, personal, and economic growth through our holistic job skills training, food entrepreneurship programs, and an ecosystem of support in New York City.
Career Programs and Upskilling
Through Hot Bread Kitchen’s career programs, women gain skills and confidence in and out of the kitchen to prepare for careers in the food industry and beyond.
Our programs are centered within NYC’s vibrant food industry and conducted in partnership with fair and equitable employers.
Interested in hiring our members? We’d love to hear from you! Email Katie Peabody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facility Management Program
Our Facility Management program supports women ready to grow beyond entry-level culinary positions and apply their professional skills to the care and operations of physical spaces—in or outside of the food industry.
This collaboration with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation helps fill a projected talent shortage in the facility management field while meeting a growing demand from facilities employers for a more diverse workforce. Learn more about becoming an employer partner.
Food Career Program
Our culinary training provides specialized food industry skills, and places program graduates in high-quality jobs within Hot Bread Kitchen’s large network of employer partners.
Participants receive hands-on training that covers basic culinary and pastry techniques, food safety, and other kitchen fundamentals. They also receive job readiness training including a range of important professional skills such as interview preparation and conflict resolution. Many members use these positions as a launchpad to build careers in NYC’s food industry and beyond.
Our culinary upskilling program is designed for women who secured an initial food job through Hot Bread Kitchen and are looking to advance to the next level.
At Hot Bread Kitchen, we support members across many aspects of their lives that contribute to their economic mobility and ability to thrive. Our member engagement team works with a vast network of human services partners to connect women with social supports that address basic needs and facilitate a stable work life.
Common services accessed include housing and transportation assistance, childcare, mental health support, and financial coaching to provide asset-building opportunities for women and their families.
Additionally, Member Affinity groups help women capitalize on the knowledge and talent within Hot Bread Kitchen’s community of program members.
We partner with women of color and immigrant women impacted by gender, racial, and socioeconomic inequality. Hot Bread Kitchen’s members include cisgender and transgender women. We are also committed to supporting those who identify beyond the gender binary, and welcome gender non-confirming and non-binary people into our program.
We expand connections and open doors for our job seekers through our network of skilled partners such as the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation and LaGuardia Community College who will provide on-ramps to jobs in and outside of the food industry.
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