“What is this place?” has to be the #1 question asked by people coming through our door (followed by “Do you have a menu?” or “What do I need to join?” and “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. NOTE: as of March 2023 we are currently at capacity and cannot accept new renters at this time.
In The Storefront
The Hive Storefront is open Tuesday – Friday 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm. Items stocked daily, available while they last.
What’s New In The Hive
Find out about new clients, special events, and other things of note in the Hive Community.
- 2022 Channahon Business of the Year!
Thank you to those who nominated us and to all our kitchen renters and customers for making this happen!
- Help Wanted!
UPDATE: Our positions have been filled!
Looking for part time 20 hours per week food prep helper! Hours would be flexible between 10am-6pm Tuesday-Friday, ideally 3 days a week. Starting pay is $16/hr and for every hour worked, you receive 15 minutes of free kitchen use (Every 20 hours worked gets 5 hours of free kitchen time), which you can use to make your own items to sell in the kitchen store or farmer’s markets etc. So if you are wanting to start up a small food business, this would be an ideal place to start!
- Letters to Santa
It’s back! Our Letters to Santa mailbox is back at the kitchen, and we will be taking letters until December 18th! Everyone who gets their letter to us by that date will receive a letter back before Christmas from Santa himself! There is no purchase necessary and no stamped envelope is needed. Just make sure the return address is legible and if there are any special instructions you would like for Santa to include in the return letter, feel free to send a message to the kitchen page and we will pass the info along.