“Hot Bread Kitchen's Incubator gave us a shot when we needed one and provided a positive, clean, functional space to start our business. Separately, Hot Bread made our initial introduction to Whole Foods Market, where we're now distributed nationally. It's hard to say what our trajectory would have been without them, but I definitely think it would have been different.” — @pipsnacks⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Small business owners and Hot Bread Kitchen Alumni Jen and Jeff Martin from our study of impact, "Investing In Breadwinners." Read the full report at hotbreadkitchen.org/impact.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HotBread10#10YearsRising
"Kitchens are places of alchemy that feed the body, soul, and community." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Founder Jessamyn's reflections on 10 years of Hot Bread Kitchen from our study of impact, "Investing In Breadwinners." Read the full report at hotbreadkitchen.org/impact.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HotBread10#10YearsRising
For 10 years, Hot Bread Kitchen has strived to provide a path to financial stability in the food industry, where we see opportunity for women who face economic insecurity to find meaningful careers and for entrepreneurs to launch sustainable businesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, we embarked on an impact study, "Investing in Breadwinners." One of our key findings: operating a commercial bakery and small business incubator out of La Marqueta created over 200 jobs in under ten years, generating $104 million dollars in economic impact. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the full report, "Investing In Breadwinners," at hotbreadkitchen.org/impact. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HotBread10#10YearsRising
"This training opened a lot of doors for me. I learned how to work as a team [and] how to respect each other because we are from different cultures, but work together for good results." –Rosa, Hot Bread Kitchen culinary trainee
WE'RE ON THE MOVE // Hot Bread Kitchen is re-launching retail packed bread lines in 2019 and will be taking a break from selling at Greenmarkets starting in March. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More news on our retail packed best-selling m'smen and more coming soon! Stay in touch here and share your email addresses at hotbreadkitchen.org/updates so we can let you know when we are at retailers or events near you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the meantime, come shop with us at Greenmarkets through March 3, and be sure to grab our new tote and cookbook featuring all your favorite breads 🥯
EVENT // Friend and Board Member @gailsimmons is co-hosting a talk with @edeneats at @inthedez next Tuesday! Come nosh and listen to these two powerhouse ladies talk food, media, and motherhood. Your ticket includes a glass of wine, half off delicious @inthedez, and and a donation to Hot Bread Kitchen! Ticket link in bio.
“We are educated. We have degrees. But with a language problem, no one will accept my degree. Nobody gives you a chance if your English is not good.” Hot Bread Kitchen’s training program goes beyond culinary—we provide personal and professional skills, like English as a Learned Language, that help graduates thrive in their new careers. Hear from graduate Saba (pictured here with her family: hotbreadkitchen.org/saba
Learning a new language, understanding new customs.. These are just a few of the barriers immigrants face when starting a food business in the United States. Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates members @pabade_bakery share their story of growth—moving from Colombia to New York City, and starting from scratch. Now they run their own coffee shop and bake arguably the best vegan muffins in #EastHarlem! Read their story at hotbreadkitchen.org/pabadebakery