Selin Kiazim’s Oklava and Kyseri restaurants back Stand Up To Racism campaign

Two modern Turkish restaurants in London have announced they will be raising money for a British anti-racism charity. Oklava and its newly opened sister restaurant Kyseri, both headed by top British chef Selin Kiazim, are donating £1 from each bill this week to Stand Up To Racism.

The details were posted on the Instagram and Twitter pages of the two restaurants on Monday. Part of their decision to back the campaign is due to the prevalence of racism in the catering and hospitality sector: Our industry has been embroiled in a discussion over the last few days regarding racism. The hospitality scene in London we love and want to be part of is diverse, respectful and tolerant.”

The post continues that the Kyseri and Oklava will make donations to Stand Up To Racism to show “solidarity with those who have experienced racism in or out of our industry and with our colleagues across the hospitality sector who are committed to stamping it out”, signing off with “Equality and respect for all”.


Top photo: Oklava head chef Selin Kiazim (right) announces donations to anti-racism charity Stand Up To Racism