Kaya Simpson

Kaya grew up in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

With a keen interest in the Hospitality Industry from a young age, Kaya finished Secondary School and went on to complete The Superyacht Interior course at UKSA, which led her to spend the following three years travelling around the world working for a HNW family onboard their 60m Superyacht and spending time in their family homes in New York and Zurich. 


During this time Kaya completed WSET training in the South of France, furthering her knowledge and passion for wine service.


Following this, Kaya then travelled to Melbourne, Australia to work in world renowned 3 hatted Fine Dining Restaurant, Vue Du Monde, where she was able to focus on food & wine service, cocktail making and continue with high end, 7* guest experiences.


On her return from Australia in 2019 Kaya joined The Little Gloster Restaurant as Front of House Manager & the rest is history.


As Operations Co-Ordinator for the new chapter of The Little Gloster (Curate, Create & Cook), Kaya now shares her time between The Little Gloster's external projects including Camp Bestival's Feast Collective, organising shoots, classes & brand projects in the Lille Cabin, whilst also specialising in The Superyacht Hospitality Industry and teaching at UKSA with Ben & Holly.


Out of work, Kaya enjoys spending time by the sea, swimming, restaurants/food & enjoying island life.