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Hot Bread Kitchen Programs Application

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Hot Bread Kitchen's Programs:

Culinary Training Program: 5 week in-person Culinary job training at Chelsea Market or one of our community outposts throughout the city. Intermediate English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is also available for eligible participants.

First Course: 14-week apprenticeship and culinary instruction for aspiring restaurant cooks. For more information about how to apply for this program, please sign up for an information session here.

Culinary Career Pathways for New New Yorkers: 6 week in-person Culinary job training in Brooklyn for recent migrants and asylum seekers with work authorization or TPS. For more information about how to apply for this program, please visit here. 

Front of House Training: In our free 2 week in-person program at Chelsea Market, you'll gain the skills and confidence to prepare for a front-of-house career in NYC's vibrant food industry. The cohort will in September 2024.

Seed: 5-part online program for starting a food business (module based). After submitting an application, you will receive an invitation to join an orientation. 

Scale: Connects food entrepreneurs whose businesses are poised for growth to capital resources that allow them to take their business to the next level.

Learn more about our programs on our website.

If you need assistance completing this application or have any questions, please contact Lilian Sanchez at 
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Contact Information

You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Please note: we will communicate with you by text after receiving your application. Standard messaging rates apply. If you would prefer not to receive text messages from us, please answer "no" to this question.

You are not currently eligible for our programs and will need to show proof of full vaccination by program start date in order to participate. You will not be able to submit this application until you are fully vaccinated.

Additional Information

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PLEASE NOTE: The programs at Hot Bread Kitchen are only for women, nonbinary and genderqueer people in New York City.

Hot Bread Kitchen does not provide childcare but we can help identify potential childcare resources.


If you do not have a computer, we can provide one for you.

If you do not, we can help you with access to WiFi.
Career Programs

Please note: Work authorization is required for participation in our Culinary and ESOL programs.
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Scale Program

Please hit "SUBMIT" to submit your program application.

If you have any questions, please contact Lilian Sanchez at 
You must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in our programs. Please come back and apply when you are fully vaccinated.