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Only when we bring our diversity to the table can we create an equitable culinary industry.
Hot Bread Kitchen works to end economic insecurity through training and access to fair wage jobs. The Kitchen Conference will convene food service workers at all levels of the industry: chefs, educators and human resource professionals, advocates, supervisors, and entry-level hourly staff will engage in actionable solutions on the critical topics of leadership, cultural competency, and job quality.
Hot Bread Kitchen brings a decade of nonprofit workforce development and culinary sector experience to The Kitchen Conference, our first industry convening.
Effective management, recruiting for diversity, improving retention, equitable hiring, allyship, leadership, Identifying and eliminating hazing and harassment
Participating speakers include: Chef Adrienne Cheatham, Sunday Best
Carol Lewis, DEI Director at Compass
Chef Cheetie Kumar, Garland
Commissioner Bitta Mostofi of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Dana Cowin, former Editor of Food + Wine Magazine
Emily Peterson, FLIK Hospitality Group
Fany Gerson, Dough and La Newyorkina
Gail Simmons, Culinary Expert, BRAVO Top Chef Judge
Hot Bread Kitchen culinary program graduates
Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director of the NYC Commission on Gender Equity Chef JJ Johnson, Field Trip
Jina Krause-Vilmar, Upwardly Global
Jonah Miller, Huertas
Jordyn Lexton, Drive Change
Karen Bornarth, Head of Workforce, Hot Bread Kitchen
Kerry Brodie, Emma's Torch
Korsha Wilson, Writer and Podcast host Chef Natasha Pickowicz, Cafe Altro Paradiso and the bake sale for Planned Parenthood
Nicole Ponseca, Jeepney Filipino Gastropub
Nicole Taylor, Thrillist
Perla Veras, Union Square Hospitality Group
Sonia Chopra, Eater
Kutina Ruhumbika of Major Food Group
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