Kenyan Bernice Kariuki Quits As Arsenal Chef After Heartbreaking Title Loss to Man City

Kenyan Bernice Kariuki Quits As Arsenal Chef After Heartbreaking Title Loss to Man City

Martin Moses
May 30, 2023 at 9:32 AM
  • Bernice Kariuki has confirmed that she will leave her role as Arsenal's chef
  • Born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya, Kariuki joined Arsenal in 2021
  • She was part of the team that agonizingly saw the title head Manchester City's way

Bernice Kariuki has left her role as Arsenal chef following the conclusion of the 2022/2023 Premier League season. Kariuki, a Kenyan by birth, served in the position for two years.

Kariuki worked under Arsenal's executive chef, where she was responsible for preparing meals for first-team players and management.

Bernice Kariuki, Arsenal
Arsenal chef, Bernice Kariuki will leave her role. Credit: @OleTeya
Source: Twitter

She joined the Gunners in 2021, shortly after Mikel Arteta's appointment. She made the announcement on Sunday after Arsenal's last game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium.

"A final day flourish. I finished the season with a bang! Simply the best!!! Arsenal… Arsenal… Arsenal.. 2020/2023 was the best special season ever. I hang my gloves as a very proud chef; it’s been an honour working for the best club in the whole world… I was truly humbled!"
"More blessings my next job. It’s like a dream royally truly humbled… Asanteni sana, especially my country."

She was born and raised in Jericho Estate in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The culinary arts graduate rose through the ranks as a chef, with her CV boasting lucrative hotel roles in the United Kingdom, such as the Lanesborough, the Dorchester, and the Waldorf Hilton, as captured by Citizen Digital.

Her final home game serving Arsenal saw the Gunners maul Wolves 5-0. It was a high end to a season in which their title hopes were crushed, after a late run of poor form allowed Manchester City to pip them to the title.

Arsenal transfer plans

At the same time, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal have begun plans early for the summer transfer window, after seeing their hopes of lifting the Premier League trophy end with a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.

The Gunners bottled the title to Manchester City, despite being eight points clear at the top of the table on matchday 29, 44 days ago.

Mikel Arteta’s men picked up seven points in seven games after that, including three consecutive draws to Liverpool, West Ham, and Southampton, and losses to Manchester City, Brighton, and Forest.

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