Yaya’s Kitchen Pop-up and Supper Club had its grand opening on November 28, 2019. The Grand Opening showcased the warmth and story of its two charismatic owners and married couple Malvin and Maryam Wright. The grand opening featured a menu of Killi Willi, Joloff Rice, Mandazi, Puff-Puff, Suya and Masa, Zobo, and Kanu aya. Yaya’s Kitchen is not a restaurant. It a curated culinary space that can be adapted to suit the model and philosophy of the owners.
Yaya’s Kitchen is an ongoing and evolving experiment. They give the Black experience through food while featuring the Foods of the Sahel region of Africa. They explore and are passionate about exploring food’s role in building community, creating opportunity, and celebrating diversity. Yaya’s Kitchen has evolved from its origins in their backyard in London, Ontario. Over the past year, they have successfully moved into their permeant space in the back of the London Food incubator. They are on their way to becoming an urban food hub where food producers, creators, and consumers can connect and explore new foods.