What were your favourite summer holiday activities when you were 11 years old; beach trips? pool parties? Launching your own restaurant with your best mates…?

That much is true for one of Australia’s most promising young chefs. Whilst her classmates are busy playing video games and spending their days poolside, 11 year old Talulla Bogusz is cooking up a storm.

Talulla has recruited a team of pint-sized proteges ranging from just nine to 11 years old and together, they are set to become the country’s youngest ever restaurant owners.

Polish Inspired Treats

The Itsy Bitsy Restaurant, named after the young person’s cooking school where the team first met and honed their craft, is set to open in early January. The Melbourne restaurant’s menu includes traditional Polish dishes such as Nalesniki (a savoury pancake much like Gozleme), Pierogi dumplings and Paczki  (pronounced Ponch-ski) doughnuts with plum jam. 

The Polish-inspired menu hails back to the heritage of Talulla’s great grandmother (Babcia). She was a Polish Catholic who was forced to cook for the Nazi’s during WW2. Her culinary skills were so valued that they ended up saving her and her son’s life.


Talulla and her team have pledged to donate 100% of the funds to UNICEF: The Syria Crisis Appeal, to help raise awareness of the urgent needs of innocent children affected by war. 

“My dad has always described Babcia as a strong lady and he has many fond memories of her polish cooking. I wanted to continue this family tradition, and when I shared some of Babcia’s secret recipes with my friends at The Itsy Bitsy Chef, we thought it would be really fun to open our own restaurant. I hope everyone orders our food and likes it as much as we enjoy making it,” said Talulla.

How To Order

The delivery-only restaurant will open in Collingwood, Melbourne. Orders can be made by finding the Itsy Bitsy Restaurant on the Deliveroo website and app from 6pm on 7 January 2020. 

“Talulla and her team are incredibly impressive. Deliveroo couldn’t be happier to help support this fantastic endeavour. Their determination to showcase their cooking talents is remarkable and we can’t wait to try Babcia’s secret recipes,” said Joe Satari at Deliveroo.

Wow, my 11-year old can barely cook, or even tidy her room for that matter. I certainly can’t imagine her opening her own restaurant. What about yours? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • This sounds like a bit of a gimmick to me.


  • Not sure I like the idea of kids opening a restaurant but as long as adult family members are involved it should be okay. I wish them well in their endeavours and hope they are able to raise some money for this good cause. Not something I would have been comfortable letting my boys do though. They need to be kids while they still can


  • Wow… Congratulations dear… Really inspiring for all kids.. ????????????


  • So good !


  • Well done Deliveroo for supporting this!


  • This is an amazing story and they should be so proud of themselves


  • I think thats fantastic well done. Thanks for sharing


  • My 9 year old wants to go on my kitchen rules already


  • Wow that is fantastic! Well done


  • Ahhh such a shame its not in Sydney!!

    • And not in Brisbane either ! I would have loved to visit with my kids


  • Obviously the kids must have plenty of financial support to start this venture.
    I wonder if they will be able to cope with this during their busy school year.


  • What a dream for an 11 year old! It takes initiative and motivation to do something like this, I’m curious as to how they’ll keep the business up and going if they’re planning on donating 100% of revenue. How amazing, it be able to attribute your family lineage to something like this, makes it allo the more special.


  • Donating the money is a wolf gesture.


  • Wow what an amazing young lady! I bet she’s going to be very successful!


  • Good on her! I hope it’s a great experience.


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