Raising New Businesses at La Marqueta
December 9, 2010
Since launching in 2007, Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit social enterprise bakery, has continuously added new breads, inspired by the diverse heritages of the bakers it works to train. It has also built toward a goal of preparing its trainees--low-income, immigrant women—to set out on careers as managers or entrepreneurs in food business. Now, with the support of the New York City Council and the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Hot Bread Kitchen will be entering a new phase. It will now occupy a large new space in La Marqueta, with room for its own baking operations, commercial kitchen rental, and a brand new kitchen incubator program, known as HBK Incubates.
Those taking part in HBK Incubates will have access to recipe development assistance, training in kitchen efficiency and business development, and the ability to partner with other incubator clients. The kitchen incubator, focusing on business ownership for low-income women and minorities, will also prioritize entrepreneurship in the Harlem community. The next deadline for entering the program is February 28th, 2011 for entry in April 2011. To find out more, visit their website: http://hotbreadkitchen.org/hbk-incubator.