Hot Bread Kitchen
New York City’s Hot Bread Kitchen trains women in artisan bread-baking and supports entrepreneurship in the foodservice industry.
The Bread Business Is Big in New York
Hot Bread Kitchen is the brainchild of Jessamyn Rodriguez, who started it in 2007 to open pathways to professional opportunities in the culinary industry. Her mission is to build lasting economic security for low-income, immigrant and minority women. While the nonprofit funds 65% of its operating budget through bread sales and kitchen rental, philanthropic support makes it possible to provide participants with educational programming and training in food industry practices. After that, New York’s $5 billion food-manufacturing industry presents many opportunities for the women to begin promising careers in the field and even launch their own businesses.
2017 – General Operating Support
2016 – General Operating Support
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Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator. Photo by Christine Han Photography
Bakery production table. Photo courtesy of Hot Bread Kitchen
Baker in training, Lutfunnessa. Photo by Sam Rosenthal
Baker in training, Nancy. Photo by Jennifer May