“What is this place?” has to be the #1 question asked by people coming through our door (followed by #2 “What do I need to join?” and #3 “Do you have chicken salad?”) So what IS The Hive? We are a health department-inspected shared commercial kitchen space available to rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We currently have 2,400 square feet of workspace with stations for cooking, baking, food prep, dish washing, as well as cold and dry storage space available to our rental customers. Want to join The Hive? Find out how on our Getting Started page.

In The Storefront

The Hive Storefront is open Tuesday – Friday 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday 7:00am – 11:00am. Items stocked daily, available while they last.

  • Thanksgiving Cookie Kits!

What’s New In The Hive

Find out about new clients, special events, and other things of note in the Hive Community.

  • Hive Text Messages

    I’ve heard a lot of you say you don’t see our Facebook posts until it’s too late in the day to get here, or you don’t check Facebook very often… and with the recent Facebook outage I decided we needed another way to let you guys know what we have available in case we can’t reach you here.

    So now you can sign up to receive a daily text message of what we have in the fridge and freezer!

    If you say yes to getting a daily text message from us, you’ll be the first to hear about what we have in the refrigerator and freezer before everyone else. We’ll also give you a coupon today!

    It’s easy to sign up, just text JOIN to (833) 267-3341. After you receive the automated text, reply YES.

    By signing up, you agree to receive periodic promotional texts from The Hive Creative Kitchen. Joining this program is not a condition of purchase. Standard messaging rates may apply. Text END to unsubscribe from texts from this business at any point, or HELP for more information.

  • Closed August 16-23

    Everything happens for a reason, right?
    I was home all week with shingles, and with that, I avoided a potential exposure to Covid. Today I was informed that someone who was working in one of the kitchens last week has tested positive for Covid. While none of our customers were in contact with this person, other people who use the kitchens for their business were. So I am closing the storefront this week and having everyone who was here working last week go in for a Covid test. They will all be allowed back in to use the kitchen once they provide me with a negative test result. If anyone tests positive they will, of course, be denied entry until they have a negative result. My priority, for the last 100 years it seems, has been to keep everyone here safe and working, so we need to stop this in its tracks. Hopefully everyone else will have a negative result, but at this point I’m really not willing to bet money on that. We will more than likely be requiring customers to start wearing their masks inside again when we do reopen. Thanks for understanding, and stay safe!!

  • Quick Note from Jen: Sherri Appreciation Post

    I haven’t been in the kitchen this week at all. I spent 8 hours yesterday in the ER waiting room hoping to get some help with some excruciating pain in my shoulder and arm, turns out I have a pinched nerve in my neck (I’m blaming it on pot pie filling, the pans we make it in are about 60 pounds when full). Regardless, I see so many posts on Facebook lately where people are complaining that they can’t find good help for their businesses…I can say I have not had that problem. If you’ve been in this week you’ve definitely seen Sherri who has been working for me since late 2020. Sherri has been running the show this week keeping our items stocked in the refrigerator and basically keeping the kitchen open while I am at home on painkillers. I’m hoping to be back ASAP, but if you go in and see Sherri make sure you let her know what a great job she is doing! Thank you Sherri!

The Hive Kitchen 815-922-7540
25520 Pheasant Lane Unit D Channahon IL 60410