Category: Hive Community

Something new at The Hive

We have some news.

Things have been quieter from the kitchen this week because we’ve been preparing for a change. Starting next week we will have a freezer stocked with take and bake items (soups, stuffed peppers, pizzas, meatballs, pasta dinners and more!) and will have regular hours where you can stop by and pick something up for breakfast…lunch…dinner…whatever 😁 The freezer is up front near the windows, looks just like this, and we hope to see all of you stopping in for an easy meal. I’ll still post regularly when we add new or more items to the freezer. We will also make sure to have our single serving sizes in the freezer as well.

Cathy’s Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Decorating at the Hive!

Welcome Cathy’s Sweet Creations to The Hive! Looking for a fun holiday activity for the kids? We’ve got Gingerbread House Decorating workshops with Cathy’s Sweet Creations on Saturday, December 1st, 8th and Sunday the 16th! Contact Cathy at 815-953-1312 to reserve your space!
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Happy Belly Holiday Desserts

Holiday Desserts Available for Pick-Up at the Hive Kitchen Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm
Impress your guests and leave the baking to Happy Belly Chefs!

25% of the cost of all desserts picked up at the Hive Kitchen will be donated to Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter – an organization that supports women and their families impacted by cancer.
All orders due by Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Email orders to
Order form available here.

Welcome Recherché Toffee to The Hive!

New to The Hive is Kathy Casey and Recherché Toffee! In French Recherché means “sought after, rare, and exquisite (we learned that on her “About” page on her website!) and after tasting her toffee we couldn’t agree more.

Read more about or place an order at her Recherché Toffee website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Keep an eye out for The Hive Kitchen Saturday Morning Market Day and you’ll find some of her toffee for sale and ready for pickup right here in Channahon.

Hive Kitchen Discount to Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts Students


We are offering student discounts to current JJC Culinary Arts students on all of our kitchen packages. We know firsthand how expensive college can be, and we’d like to help out! Send us a message, shoot us an email, or if you really want to, you can give us a call to talk about how you can start using the Hive Kitchen to get your food items out for sale to the public!

Happy Belly presents “Brunch Together – cooking classes for kids and adults” at The Hive

Brunch Together! A cooking class for kids and adults (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, whomever!)

In this hands-on brunch class, we will be learning how to make:

  • Cranberry Orange Scones with Jam and Honey Butter from Molly’s Bees
  • Green Eggs and Ham Frittata
  • Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Granola and Fresh Fruit

We’ll also be learning some basic knife skills, sanitation (no fingers in noses please!) and hopefully making some great new friends!

Please call us at 815-556-9511 or email us at with questions.

Class is limited to 12 people and open to kids age 8 and up.
Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian 18 or over, with an event ticket as well.

We look forward to cooking with you! Sign up here!

The Hive Featured in the Herald-News

The Hive Creative Kitchen gets featured in the local media with a story by Kris Stadalsky in today’s Herald-News. Also making a special appearance are the ladies of Happy Belly as well!

The article gives a little bit of the back story as to how The Hive came about, what we’re doing now and perhaps what’s coming in the future. We’re just getting started.

The Hive Kitchen 815-922-7520
25520 Pheasant Lane Unit D Channahon IL 60410