United States


Kristen Baggerly & Belinda Leong

Beehive Bake Shop was born with an undeniable passion for pastry arts, and two girl's passion to do what they love.  Kristen Baggerly has worked in many restaurants and bakeries all over the Bay Area, but started her career in baking under the talented pastry chef Belinda Leong at Gary Danko in 2002. It was there that they met, and worked together for many years while forming a close relationship that was destined to resurface.  They both parted ways, while remaining close, and continued to further their education through other work and travels over the years. Kristen took off on a food tour through Paris, Barcelona, London, New Zealand, and Asia letting the culture, sights, tastes and smells inspire her.  After leaving Gary Danko, Belinda took two years off to stage at some of the best restaurants and patissieres in Paris, Spain, and Copenhagen before returning to the U.S. and becoming Pastry Chef at Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos, CA. Their mutual respect for each other's talents crossed paths many times to collaborate on events and consulting. Belinda's pastry knowledge and techniques combined with Kristen's knowledge and creative eye have now become BeeHive Bake Shop, where delicious meets clean, modern, cute and fun.