Meet the Independent Businesses Behind The Hive – Healthy Chef Shell

The Village Hive is now home to eleven different small businesses! In order to help our customers get to know a little bit more about our bakers, every week we will be sending out a profile about each independent business.
Our featured baker this week is Healthy Chef Shell.
Shelly Platten, better know around The Hive as Chef Shell, is passionate about healthy eating and providing her customers with foods that nourish. Shelly bakes in The Hive’s kitchen two days a week when she isn’t teaching cooking classes or doing chef demos across the state. Shelly’s products are almost always vegan and grain-free, providing options for customers with specific dietary needs. She caters to those who have restrictive diets by cooking without eggs or dairy and adding naturally nourishing ingredients such as chia seeds, coconut flakes, and raw almonds. Shelly is the go-to baker at the Hive when you need something tailored to your specific dietary requirements. If you need it, Shelly can make it!
Originally from Manitowoc County, Shelly moved to the Amherst area in 1989. She raised her children here and was very involved with 4-H and the Jensen Center. In 2014, Shelly moved to Appleton to be closer to Fox Valley Technical College as she pursued her chef certification. Food has been a lifelong passion of Shelly’s which goes hand in hand with her love of gardening and all that is fresh and flavorful.
For more information or to place an order contact Shelly Platten via phone (715-347-2705), email (, or by visiting her Facebook page at

Our Menu for October 17 – 20, 2018

Hello Friends of The Hive! Our bakers have come up with a wonderful menu for you this week, bound to warm up you after our early snowfall. Baking For Friends will be offering Pumpkin & Apple Pies, Kasia’s Cupboard will be baking Oatmeal Fudge Bars and Marble Cupcakes, and Healthy Chef Shell will be creating Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese and Split Pea and Ham Soup. Put your order in early for Baker Joe’s amazing Dilly Bread, Altamura, and Swiss Creaked Wheat Bread, available on Saturday at 8 a.m. for pick-up.

Our hours this week are:
Wednesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You can also call us at 715-824-3006 during business hours if you would like us to set aside any specific items for you.

Our weekly menu for Oct. 17 – 20, 2018:

Wheat free, Dairy free, Peanut Butter Cookies
Yogurt Parfaits with Fruit
Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Marble Cupcakes
Apple Pies
Pumpkin Pies
Mexican Hot Chocolate Shortbread
Roasted & Salted Cashew & Chocolate Shortbread
Double Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti
Zoom Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Banana-Chocolate Muffins
Cinnamon Rolls
Dark Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes w/ Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter
Wheat-Free White Chocolate, Cashew & Lime Bars
Wheat-Free Sugar Cookies
Wheat-Free Pumpkin Spice Scones
Pumpkin Walnut Scones – Thurs.
Vegan/Wheat Free Craisin Almond Birdseed Bars- Thurs.
Vegan Chai Snickerdoodles – Thurs.
Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies – Thurs.
Rice Krispy Treats – Fri.

Artisan Breads
Feragossa Bread – Wed.
Classic French Bread – Wed.
Chewy Pumpernickel w/Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds – Thurs.
Sesame Semolina Bread – Thurs.
Three Olive & Smoked Cheese Sourdough Bread – Fri.
Country Sourdough Bread – Fri.
Altamura Bread – Sat.
Dilly Bread – Sat.
Swiss Cracked Wheat Bread – Sat.

Wednesday Savory
Breakfast Bowls w/ Quinoa, Wild Rice, Tomatoes, Avocado, Pesto, & Eggs
Curried Veggie Wraps
Chicken Pot Pies
Vegan Spring Rolls
Buddha Bowls w/ Orange Miso Dressing
Thai Quinoa Salad
Spinach Salad w/ Sauteed, Mushrooms, Onion & Feta
Dill Pickle Marinated Potato Salad

Thursday Savory
Breakfast Burritos
Shepherds’ Pie
Split Pea and Ham Soup
Falafel Salads with Tzatziki Sauce
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese

Friday Savory
Breakfast Empanadas
Chicken-Bacon Ranch Panini
Pizza Soup
Spicy Thai Green Curry w/ Jasmine Rice (vegan)

Tapuat Kombucha
Ruby Coffee by the cup

Angel Grandma’s Strawberry Margarita Jam
Jake’s Honey
Ruby Coffee
Primitive Pastures Brats
Jay’s Hilltop Maple Syrup

Wheat-Free/Grain-Free Options & Vegan Options
Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cookies – Wed.
Vegan Spring Rolls w/ Sweet Chili & Thai Peanut Sauces – Wed.
Wheat-Free White Chocolate, Cashew & Lime Bars – Wed.
Wheat-Free Sugar Cookies – Wed.
Wheat-Free Pumpkin Spice Scones – Wed.
Buddha Bowls w/ Orange Miso Sauce (Vegan, Wheat-Free) – Thurs.
Vegan/Wheat Free Craisin Almond Birdseed Bars- Thurs.
Vegan Chai Snickerdoodles – Thurs.
Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies – Thurs.
Spicy Thai Curry over Jasmine Rice (Friday) – Fri.