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LIVE THE GOAL: ‘I did Christmas for Kevin De Bruyne’ – Meet the chef cooking for the stars

18:23 SAST 2020/01/08
Jonny Marsh
In the first part of a new series, meet Jonny Marsh – the chef fuelling some of the world’s top players

“Every chef wants to take over the world,” says Jonny Marsh, who has visited all four corners of it during a career spent cooking for some of football’s leading megastars.

A former apprentice of the world-renowned Raymond Blanc, Jonny turned his back on the restaurant business to combine his passion for cooking and his love of the game, carving out a career that has seen him prepare meals for John Terry, Paul Pogba, Jordan Pickford, Harry Winks and a whole host of other Premier League stars.

He even prepared Christmas lunch for Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, who Jonny revealed was “initially adamant he didn’t want a chef.” Four years later, Jonny is still still with him.

Through their LIVE THE GOAL campaign, GOALSTUDIO is celebrating those whose accomplishments were realised by channelling their passion for football into a business or initiative that links to the wider culture around the game.

And few have been as successful and inspiring as Jonny – discover his full story in the video below.