Chef Deanne

I had a vision in mind when creating this business; of young children being about to develop their skills and explore their creative abilities in an open environment.  

'I want to teach children the life-long skill of cooking and the joy of sharing a table of beautiful food and experiences'

I truly believe that cooking gives children many skills, confidence & happiness.  Children love to cook and the Port Phillip area hasn't provided kids with this outlet. My greatest wish has been to make this type of learning experience available and in doing so create happy children continuing to cook beyond my lessons.

My Qualifications & Experience

  • Certificate III In Commercial Cookery (Chef)

  • Certificate III in Patisserie (Patisserie Chef)

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Tafe Teacher)

  • Senior First Aid

  • Working with Children’s Card

  • Police check

  • 20 years Experience in Hospitality

  • Presentation for Coles Head Office on kids in the Kitchen

  • Contracted to be a Chef to the Rugby World Cup teams when the World Cup was held in Melbourne

  • Taught 100's of Apprentices training to become Chefs

Please call me with any questions you have about the program on 0425 745 784.

The kids in deanne’s class cooking up a storm and a danish in the itsy bitsy chef kitchen

The kids in deanne’s class cooking up a storm and a danish in the itsy bitsy chef kitchen

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How cooking together can develop mindfulness in your kids   A  WellBeing  article featuring Deanne Bogusz talking about all things kids and cooking and the empowerment of learning to cook and be a contributing member of the family.

How cooking together can develop mindfulness in your kids

A WellBeing article featuring Deanne Bogusz talking about all things kids and cooking and the empowerment of learning to cook and be a contributing member of the family.

Teaching kids to cook can foster a healthy respect for food. It is empowering for a child to cook a meal with their own hands, becoming involved in nourishing their bodies from a young age.
— Deanne Bogusz, WellBeing

Itsy Bitsy Chef getting kids in the kitchen   Melbourne business Itsy Bitsy Chef is getting kids into the kitchen with a hands-on cooking experience. Read this article about iItsy Bitsy Chef Talking about importance in learning about healthy food and unleashing the creativity in kids in  the herald sun .

Itsy Bitsy Chef getting kids in the kitchen

Melbourne business Itsy Bitsy Chef is getting kids into the kitchen with a hands-on cooking experience. Read this article about iItsy Bitsy Chef Talking about importance in learning about healthy food and unleashing the creativity in kids in the herald sun.

For them to be free to express themselves in an open, creative environment is important to me.
— Deanne Bogusz, Herald Sun