Hot Bread Kitchen

Partnership Fund for NYC: Hot Bread Kitchen from Mark Thompson on Vimeo.

The Partnership of New York is an organization that funds businesses in NYC that create jobs.  They are thoughtful about what they fund with explicit goals in mind.  They have been a partner for Hot Bread Kitchen from the very beginning funding something small that has really hit its stride with what they do.

Jessamyn Rodriguez is the brain-child behind this organization.  I have chaired it for the last 5 years.  What I love more than anything is the impact we have made in minority women’s lives.  The long tail of that for their families and communities is tremendous.  Here is a recent video about what HBK is doing.

Hot Bread Kitchen is more than a bakery.  It is a community of amazing women who make out of this world bread and support each other as they grow as bakers and entrepreneurs.


Comments (Archived):

  1. Jess Bachman

    Looks like an awesome effort. I was suprised the number of female bakers was so low. Anecdotally, I’m surprised when I don’t see any women when I walk into a bakery in these parts.

  2. pointsnfigures

    awesome, best way out of poverty is entrepreneurship-often this is food related entrepreneurship. Hey, Everyone’s gotta eat! (what we used to say when we were bullish hogs or cattle). Works in entrepreneurship too. If they are a 501-c-3 they should post a profile on

  3. Jessamyn Waldman

    The Partnership has been such an important partner in our growth (as have you, Gotham Gal). Thanks for re-posting. They did a great job.

  4. Daisy

    Such a beautiful video and group of women!! So empowering. I just discovered Hot Bread Kitchen when looking into spaces for a sustainable bread pudding company that my friend and I are launching! Love what you’re doing and am so inspired by your commitment to supporting women in their entrepreneurial ventures. Cheers!