Scenic Rim shops selling 12-year-old Denzell's tasty treats

DELICIOUS: Denzell Dorotheou, aged 12, delivers his hand-made vegan/paleo cheescakes to Bean To? Photo: Larraine Sathicq
DELICIOUS: Denzell Dorotheou, aged 12, delivers his hand-made vegan/paleo cheescakes to Bean To? Photo: Larraine Sathicq

TAMBORINE Mountain State High School grade seven student Denzell Dorotheou is earning a name for himself as the maker of tasty organic treats.

The 12-year-old entrepreneur, who up until this year had been home schooled, said he started making the raw, organic and gluten-free desserts about 18 months ago.

"I've been interested in this since I was little and I used to help mum in the kitchen," Denzell said.

"My auntie was allergic to a lot of things so we started to make these treats for her.

"When I started off, I used to go down the bottom of our property and sell them there, then we approached a cafe - Fountain of Juice on Gallery Walk, Tamborine Mountain - and they agreed to sell them there."

Denzell said he had brought some samples of his organic vegan gluten-free cheesecakes for Sonya van Gent at Bean To? in Beaudesert, who had shown an interest in stocking the treats.

"She saw a post on the Tamborine Mountain Community Facebook page and got in touch," he said.

"This is what I want to do when I finish school and one day I hope to have my own cafe."

More of the young chef's creations can be seen on his Denzell's Delicious Treats Facebook page.