Inspired by his 'Nonna' Carolina and her Calabrian roots, Michael Marino and his partner Jorge Moret started City Saucery to share their love for delicious and real food- devoid of GMOs, chemical additives, or preservatives. They are now one of seven finalists in our Taste of NYC: Fancy Food Fellowship. We spoke to co-founder Jorge Moret about how the business got its start.
Each week, we’re featuring finalists in our 2015 Taste of NYC: Fancy Food Fellowship, immigrant entrepreneurs with a passion for bringing their unique culture to NYC’s melting pot. This week, we profile Auria Abraham of Auria's Malaysia Kitchen.
At last week's Association for a Better New York breakfast, Mayor de Blasio announced an investment of $150 million in Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the South Bronx, one of the most important sites in the city. Learn how this will modernize buildings and facilities, activate underutilized space, and provide space for dozens of small businesses to set up shop.
Jessamyn Rodriguez started Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) out of her home kitchen to address workforce inequity. Its incubator space, HBK Incubates, has since become home to 45 start-up food companies owned by minority entrepreneurs. In this month's Thinking Ahead, Jessamyn elaborates on the edifying impact food can have in changing the face of the industry.
This innovative business accelerator program, operated in partnership with SBS, NYCHA, Citi and Hot Bread Kitchen, empowers NYCHA residents to start and grow food businesses as part of New York City’s efforts to support entrepreneurs across communities.
FRESH was created in 2009 to provide nutritious, affordable, fresh food options in underserved communities with zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers. Since launching, a total of 20 FRESH projects have been approved with supermarkets estimated to create over 940 new jobs.
The Taste of NYC: Fancy Food Fellowship promotes local entrepreneurship and manufacturing growth in NYC’s immigrant communities by increasing access to new markets, networks and resources. Immigrant-owned or founded businesses are encouraged to apply!
Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) Incubates is Hot Bread Kitchen's culinary incubator and business development program that is catalyzing the growth of startup food businesses. HBK Incubates members are growing their businesses and thriving in the kitchen! Let's see what they're cooking.