With a current roster of 14 women (though admission is rolling), Bakers in Training is the program Hot Bread Kitchen is best known for. For nine months, women get the opportunity to bake in the kitchen, as well as spend three hours each week taking classes in English, kitchen math, bakery science, professional skills, and management—and they get paid during all of it. Once they graduate from the program, Hot Bread helps place women into bakeries and restaurants where they get paid at least $12.75 an hour and receive benefits. Since the start of the program in 2008, 126 women from 31 countries have graduated Rodriguez's program and gone on to work at Amy's Bread, Zaro's, and even Daniel. Some go on to work at Hot Bread Kitchen at the managerial level.