Food Entrepreneurship Forum

Tue, Oct 20th 2020 at 3:30 PM EST · By Hot Bread Kitchen
Date & Time
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 at 3:30 PM EST
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 at 6:30 PM EST
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2020 is a pivotal moment for small food businesses—especially those owned by women and people of color. A key element of Hot Bread Kitchen’s programming is connecting these entrepreneurs to buyers and suppliers to foster partnerships, access markets, and grow sales. This year we’re taking it further, creating space for folks who share a common belief in supporting diverse, local businesses to come together and strengthen the food industry. 

See the full schedule + speaker lineup here!

Hot Bread Kitchen’s Food Entrepreneurship Forum is a 3-day virtual event for anyone invested in rebuilding a more equitable and inclusive small business community—from owners to buyers, customers to employees, aspiring entrepreneurs to folks who want to see their beloved local businesses thrive. The Forum will feature educational panels, workshops, pitching opportunities, and cooking classes—all with a focus on uplifting Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and working to ensure every entrepreneur has the opportunity to thrive.

In Partnership With

CommonWealth Kitchen, La Cocina, Accion Opportunity Fund, and Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream

Thank you to our sponsors!

Brewing the American Dream
TD Bank
King Arthur Baking Company
The Food Corridor

Demonstrate your company’s commitment to an equitable food industry by sponsoring this event! Contact Debbie Kellogg at for more details.

Your ticket includes access to:

  • Panel: Incubating Equity: Incubator Collaboration for Economic Recovery
  • Panel: Turning Solidarity into Action by Prioritizing Supplier Diversity
  • Panel: Leading with Identity in Small Business Storytelling
  • Panel: Caterers & Restauranteurs Adjusting to a New World—presented by The Food Corridor
  • Workshop: Operationalizing E-Commerce - in partnership with Accion Opportunity Fund

Individual session registration will be sent in your confirmation email!


Hot Bread Kitchen is committed to providing an inclusive, enjoyable, and welcoming experience for everyone who participates in The Food Entrepreneurship Forum. Just as in our programs, we celebrate language diversity and recognize that kitchens are linguistically diverse workplaces, while choosing English as our primary language for the Forum events. Interpretation in Spanish is available for select sessions (noted in the schedule).

Hot Bread Kitchen se compromete a proveer una experiencia inclusiva, agradable, y acogedora para todos que participan en The Food Entrepreneurship Forum. Al iqual que nuestros programas, nos celebramos la diversidad de idiomas y reconocemos que las cocinas son lugares de trabajo con diversidad lingüística, mientras que eligimos el inglés como nuestro idioma principal para los eventos del Forum. Hay traducción al español disponible para sesiónes selectos (marcado en el horario).

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