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Chef Bernice Kariuki: Why I have stopped working with Arsenal

Bernice Kariuki, Arsenal’s outgoing private chef has explained why has stopped working for the club.

Bernice told Nairobi News that she has gotten a bigger and better job.

“All I can say is that I got a better job. That’s all. I do not want to be misinterpreted again,” she said.

Earlier on, Bernice expressed disappointment after she found herself trending with reports that she had quit her job.

“Waking up to breaking news of blogs saying that I quit Arsenal. This Chef never quits, she has been promoted to the highest kitchen. I will keep this to myself to avoid fake news ending my career,” she said.

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Bernice announced her departure from the English Premier League club on Sunday after working with the club for two years.

She bid farewell with a sense of pride, describing the season as the best ever and expressing how honoured she was to work for the prestigious 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 an honor working for the best club in the whole world. I was truly humbled,” Bernice said.

During her tenure, Bernice was responsible for cooking meals for the team’s players and management.

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She also managed the team’s daily well-being and nutrition before and after matches and prepared menus for the travelling squad.

Prior to joining Arsenal, Bernice gained extensive experience in the hospitality industry, working in some of London’s most prestigious hotels.

Bernice has a distinguished culinary career, having worked as a chef in some of the UK’s finest hotels and catering for a number of high-profile clients.

She was educated in Nairobi, Jericho estate including her high school years. She later graduated from Westminster Kingsway College in London, having pursued studies in culinary arts.