In a surprising turn of events, Chef Bernice Kariuki has announced her departure from Arsenal Football Club after two incredible years. As a member of the esteemed culinary team, she catered exclusively to the first-team players, management, and technical bench, creating tantalizing dishes that fueled their victories on and off the field.
Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Darren Taylor, Chef Kariuki worked alongside a group of distinguished chefs, ensuring the day-to-day nutrition of the active players at London Colney grounds. Her culinary prowess knew no bounds as she prepared delectable meals tailored to the specific needs of the athletes before and after their demanding matches.
Making her announcement on May 29 via a heartfelt Facebook post, Chef Kariuki bid farewell to Arsenal with utmost reverence. She described her time with the 13-time English Premier League champions as an incredible honor, passionately proclaiming, “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 an honor working for the best club in the whole world…”
Expressing her gratitude, Chef Kariuki also extended her heartfelt appreciation to the Kenyan community for their unwavering support throughout her journey. Hailing from a humble background in Nairobi, she had inspired countless individuals, earning respect from both her fellow countrymen and esteemed figures like diplomat Manoah Esipisu, who dubbed her a trailblazer during a Kenyans in UK function.
With an impressive background in London’s hospitality industry, having worked at renowned establishments such as the prestigious Dorchester Hotel and The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Chef Kariuki is a culinary force to be reckoned with. While she has kept her next move tightly under wraps, fans and admirers eagerly await her next culinary adventure, hoping to taste her mouthwatering creations once again.
As Chef Bernice Kariuki bids adieu to Arsenal, her departure leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. Her exceptional talent and unwavering dedication have not only fueled the team’s success but have also inspired a generation of aspiring chefs. While her next chapter remains a tantalizing mystery, one thing is for certain: Chef Kariuki’s culinary legacy will endure, leaving fans hungry for more.