Manchester City’s new signing is… Jamie Oliver

Posted by - January 11, 2013 - Manchester City

Manchester City’s recent transfer strategy has involved snapping up the best British talent, but supporters probably didn’t see their latest signing coming.

The Premier League champions have agreed a deal with TV chef Jamie Oliver. He’s signed a five-year deal to provide matchday catering for supporters at the Etihad Stadium.

Oliver will supply all the Etihad’s food stands, as well as hospitality catering areas.

Tom Glick, chief commercial and operating officer, told the Manchester Evening News: “It is our ambition to create a world-class customer experience for everybody who visits the Etihad Stadium. We are looking forward to working with these two leading brands as we continue to develop our stadium to achieve this aim.”

Nigel Harris, managing director of Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts added: “Our passion for providing tasty food to the public is second to none and so we’re enormously excited to be working with Manchester City to offer what we believe will be the best stadium catering in the Premier League.

“We’ve been in discussions with the club for many months and we now have a dedicated team in place to ensure that the hospitality at the Etihad Stadium is truly something special.”


All a far cry from his days visiting Rotherham United (see video above).