Meet Bernice Kariuki from Jericho, Kenya and Arsenal FC’s first private Chef
Bernice Kariuki, like many other Kenyans, has defied the odds to become one of Arsenal Football Club’s First Team private Chef.
Bernice was born and raised in Jericho slums, commonly known as Jeri. Jericho happens to be home for many footballers in Kenya.
Bernice’s latest achievement has been received with excitement on the Kenyan social media space, with many football fans celebrating and congratulating her.
With a background in the hospitality industry and a wealth of experience in the hospitality field, Bernice is truly shining in her new role.
She has previously worked with The Dorchester Hotel and The Waldorf Hilton Hotel in England before getting his new assignment at Arsenal.
Manoah Esipisu recently, Kenyan High Commissioner to the UK met Bernice in Windsor, UK when he held a brief discussion with Kenyans living in the U.K.
“Delighted to bump into Arsenal first-team chef Bernice Kariuki at a black-tie Kenya UK Diaspora event in Windsor, Berkshire. Trailblazing and embodying the Kenyan ‘can do’ spirit. Congratulations,” said Esipisu in a Tweet.
Arsenal finished eighth in their Premier League season, and following eliminations from the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the UEFA Europa League, they failed to qualify for European competitions for the first time since the 1994–95 season.
In addition to the domestic league, Arsenal participated in the FA Cup and participated in the EFL Cup. They also qualified for the UEFA Europa League for the fourth consecutive year.
Arsenal kicked off the season by defeating league champions Liverpool in the FA Community Shield.