Jessamyn Rodriguez

Jessamyn Rodriguez

Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez is a Canadian-American social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, a commercial bakery operation in East Harlem, New York City, that professionally trains low-income minority women and immigrants in bread-making and bakery management. The project has spun off HBK Incubates, a kitchen incubator and support service for culinary entrepreneurs. Rodriguez was named to Fortune magazine's 2015 list of the 20 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. She is the author of The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking from Around the World, a bread-making book for home bakers.