Manchester United has announced that renowned chef, Tom Kerridge, is bringing his award-winning food and unique dining experiences to Old Trafford throughout the 2019/20 season.
Tom is one of the UK’s most eminent and popular chefs, known for his two pubs in Marlow, The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, as well as his London restaurant Kerridge’s Bar & Grill. In November 2019, Tom opened his first Manchester outpost, The Bull & Bear, within the Stock Exchange Hotel.
This exciting collaboration will see Tom’s food served across a range of areas at Old Trafford, including his signature pies, which will be available to fans at a selection of kiosks on a matchday. Tom’s trademark modern British dishes will also be served in the newly refurbished International suite, for guests to enjoy pre- and post-match throughout the season.
Tom will also design the menu and personally oversee every aspect of service delivery for a number of games in No.7 at Old Trafford, the club's most premium Matchday VIP Experience. The next home games Tom will attend will be Man City on Sun 8th Mar, 16:30 and Southampton on Sat 25th Apr 15:00 (fixture date and KO TBC). This will elevate the award-winning hospitality facility to a new level, and guests will have the opportunity to spend time with Tom throughout the day.
Manchester United’s Chief Operating Officer, Collette Roche, commented:
“We are hugely excited to have Tom on board to further enhance the matchday experience for our supporters, across both general admission and hospitality areas. Tom is a huge Manchester United fan and is passionate about delivering great food for all visitors to Old Trafford, which is really important to us. We know how sought-after Tom is, and believe his award-winning food will be a fantastic addition that has the potential to transform the offering at Old Trafford on an even bigger scale over time.”
Tom Kerridge quote: “Having been a Manchester United fan all my life, it has been a dream of mine to work with this special club since I became a chef, and I’m thrilled to now be doing so. It will take a bit of getting used to not being in my usual seat in the ground on a matchday, but I can’t wait to get started and for fans to enjoy my food. I hope this collaboration is just the beginning.”