© 2018 by Sweet Bee, LLC

When you have a pastry project, but you don't have a pastry chef.


Sweet Bee creates amazingly delicious desserts while helping you to maximize your profit. Our services include developing recipes and menus, managing labor and food cost, building sales and more.

Recipe Development and Menu Planning

We have expert skill in creating recipes and menus based on your desired results and specifications.


Do you have and upcoming event that needs desserts that wow? Are you looking to develop or update your menu offerings, but don't know where to begin? Not big on desserts, but know you have to offer something to your guestsWe've got you covered for all of your projects -- big and small.


Labor and Food Cost Management

Are you looking for consistency, organization and cost-saving techniques in your pastry kitchen?


Sometimes production needs to be reorganized to create efficiencies and economies of scale to decrease payroll.

Other times, staff needs to be (re)trained to consistently deliver what you want. A well-trained staff can lead to both lower labor AND food costs.

We can also help implement cost-saving techniques such as inventory management and proper sales forecasting to reduce waste and save you money.

Building Sales and Check Averages

We all know that desserts not only put a smile on your guest's face, but they can also create an opportunity to significantly boost check averages.


Selling more desserts and pastries doesn't need to be a mystery. A  great product is the first of many steps. Maybe you have a menu that you love, but the sales could be stronger. Interpreting industry trends, understanding marketing and focused customer service are just as important as the recipe. Sweet Bee can help you navigate through it all to acheive increased sales.



Sweet Bee founder Jessica Ellington is an Executive Pastry Chef with a decade of experience at some of Chicago’s top restaurants, restaurant groups and bakeries.

After she graduated from DePaul University, Jessica pursued a career in marketing, but realized her heart was in the kitchen.  After a few years, she decided to attend culinary school at the world-class French Pastry School in Chicago.

Jessica crafts modern American desserts using seasonal ingredients and classic techniques.  She enjoys casting new light on familiar favorites, hitting a sweet spot with desserts that are both recognizable and revelatory. She’ll confess that baking chocolate chip cookies is her first love – she’s been using the same family recipe for nearly 30 years. 

Jessica combined her passion for pastry and mind for business to create Sweet Bee in 2018.




We'd love to hear from you!

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a call at 847-828-4812.

Contact Info

Jessica Ellington

Owner, Executive Pastry Chef



Tel: 847-828-4812

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