This week, the City Council and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced that the organization Hot Bread Kitchen has been selected to run the new kitchen incubator coming to the historic La Marqueta site in El Barrio/East Harlem.
“The selection of Hot Bread Kitchen to operate El Barrio/East Harlem’s new kitchen incubator at the historic La Marqueta site is an exciting development for my district,” said Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Last year Hot Bread Kitchen was recognized by the Mayor’s Office as the ‘Queens Small Business of the Year.’ I am thrilled to be able to bring this successful model to El Barrio/East Harlem, to provide opportunities to local entrepreneurs as well as critical workforce development services, for not only residents of my district, but all New Yorkers. I look forward to a collaborative relationship with Hot Bread Kitchen to make the organization a true partner with the community as we launch this important project at La Marqueta.”
The kitchen incubator will provide an exciting opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to rent affordable commercial kitchen space to continue to grow their businesses. The site will also have general workforce development services available, primarily for immigrant women.
Click here for a press release from the City Council making this announcement.
Many of the details on the commercial kitchen are still forthcoming. To be kept updated on the status of the incubator, please e-mail your name, phone number and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your interest in the project.