The 15 Year old Founder of Bistro Morgan

The teen entrepreneur who makes seriously good donuts.

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Morgan Hipworth (source: Good Food)

What were you doing when you were 15 years old? You were probably focusing on school or maybe thinking about getting a part time job.

Well at the age of 15, Morgan Hipworth was opening his very own permanent store in Melbourne’s South East selling doughnuts. An incredible feat for someone his age.

Morgan had always had a passion for baking, starting at the age of 8 making cakes and slices for family and friends.

By the age of 14 he was wholesaling donuts to cafes around town. Then came a pop-up store which sold over 10,000 doughnuts in one week.

His business was a massive success, and able to grow organically. The American diner style café was set up in the next year, and entirely funded by his earnings from his doughnut sales.

Now 16, Morgan juggles school in the daytime, and at night he’s in store studying spreadsheets and creating nine new flavours for next week’s rotation.

Bistro Morgan specialises in handmade, hand-dipped artisan doughnuts created in small batches.

Each week there is a new menu, and features creations such as Golden Gaytime, with salted caramel sauce and a Gaytime crumb; and Ferrero Rocher.

Morgan knows he’s not living a normal teenage life, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

"To be honest, leisure activities bore me. I know I'm missing out but I choose to do that. I would much rather be in the kitchen," he said in an interview with Good Food.

“I don’t do it for the money. I do it because I love it.”

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