Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Celebrated private chef Bernice Kariuki has announced her departure from Arsenal Football Club where she has been a senior chef now for two years.
The Kenyan lady who schooled in London has been key in preparing food for first team players, management as well as technical bench.
Making her announcement on departure, Bernice confessed that Arsenal’s 2022/2023 campaign was the best season for club, noting that it has been humbling to work for the club.
“A final day flourish. Finished the season with a bang! Simply the best!!! Arsenal… Arsenal… Arsenal.. 2020/2023 the best special season ever I hang my gloves as a very proud chef it’s been a honour working for the best club in the whole world… I was truly humbled!” she wrote.
She seized the opportunity to express her gratitude to Kenyans for their immense support to her career and Arsenal Club.
“More blessings my next job it’s like dream royally truly humbled… Asahnteni sana especially my country,” she added.
She was born and raised in Nairobi’s Jericho Estate and joined Arsenal in mid-2021 on the heels of Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Arsenal’s manager, as the first-team private chef.
“A girl from the ghetto Jericho living nothing but her dreams. May I reintroduce myself as Arsenal’s first-team private chef,” wrote Bernice on social media at the time following her appointment.
Her duties involved managing the daily well-being and nutrition of the team before and after matches, as well as menus for the traveling team.
Moreover, she has worked for swanky hotels in the United Kingdom, including The Lanesborough, The Dorchester and The Waldorf Hilton in London.
Ms Kariuki is an alumnus of Westminster Kingsway College in London, where she pursued and graduated in Culinary Arts.