WHO WE ARE
Deborah May - Founder
The word 'Küche' means kitchen in German which comes from Deborah's personal food heritage. The kitchen space for her has always been a very sociable, fun, multicultural and celebratory space - this relationship with the kitchen inspired Deborah to set-up the Glasgow based food-led social business Küche - A 'Multicultural Kitchen For All'.
Deborah is an extremely curious eater, cook, traveler, maker, walker and reader. Deborah studied World Literature at University, her previous work spans across different art forms, including working as Assistant Festival Producer for Africa in Motion Film Festival, Project Coordinator for the Scottish Refugee Council's arts and integration project 'Share My Table' as well as Programme Officer for the literary charity First Story. Deborah most recently completed her Counselling Skills course and is currently spending some time in New Zealand as well as managing various projects including Küche's 'Tomorrow's Kitchen: A Graphic Novel Cook Book Authored by the Community'. She will be back!
Camilla Crosta - Producer
Camilla Crosta is a freelance curator and producer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Camilla’s practice is mainly focused on both public space and location-sensitive curating, and she has developed various projects in Scotland, Italy and elsewhere. She has worked with Deveron Projects, Timespan, and ATLAS Arts. Between 2015 and 2018, she co-founded and ran Fronde, a collaborative project based in Venice, to foster interaction in the public space of the city through artistic interventions, so promoting exchange between different local groups and stimulating social processes. She attended the Master in Arts, Festivals and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Alongside her work with Küche she works as Project Curator for SKREI Convention, a European cooperation project, which sets out to re-imagine the historic trade routes of dried codfish.
najma abukar - Creative-in-resident
Najma Abukar (b. 1986 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a photographer based in Glasgow. Abukar is interested in documenting issues such as cultural identity, gender identities, the African diaspora experience and immigrant experiences.
Najma is continuously documenting the work that Küche does from our cooking workshops to food-led events. Najma is leading on our 'Home and Hospitality' Community Crockery Project. Visit our 'Community' page here for more information.