Our Ethos

Kaleyard believes that the power of food can heal, unite and inspire globally. 

We offer free or subsidised to different community groups and also teach cookery in various schools across Glasgow. All profits from our masterclasses fund these projects.

What’s on at Kaleyard?

Our masterclasses and pop-up events offer a wide range of international and Scottish cookery classes, as well as workshops on food photography and food writing, baking, cooking skills and new food trends. 

We also offer team building and corporate classes and organise kids cookery parties. Please get in touch with us at hello@kaleyard.org if you would like to organise a bespoke event.

In the near future, we aim to provide holiday kids cookery workshops, cookery qualifications and skill programmes.

Who is behind Kaleyard

Kaleyard was founded by Sumayya Usmani, an award-winning cookbook author and experienced culinary teacher based in Glasgow. Sumayya believes that the best way to bring people together is through cooking, eating and sharing food. She is also our principal cookery teacher at Kaleyard. 

We are also supported by a group of dedicated volunteers and supporters.

Sumayya Usmani teaching a class

Why we are different

We have two main social aims.

1. To help end social isolation by the uniting power of cooking, eating and sharing food together.

2. To help inspire children and adults with local, seasonal produce and the love of simple home cooking.

We are a social enterprise cook school, which means that though we operate as a business to provide affordable commercial cookery classes and events, all our profits are re-invested into providing classes for the socially isolated, children and the disadvantaged.

Our supporters