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Victoria Beckham's secret help feeding 4 kids amid strict diet

The Spice Girls star employs a personal chef at the Holland Park mansion she shares with husband David Beckham

Kate Thomas
Lifestyle Managing Editor
Updated: May 16, 2024
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Victoria Beckham is a superwoman – mother of four, fashion designer and all-around icon. But sadly a chef, she is not.

The 50-year-old Spice Girls star famously can't cook. David Beckham has lamented her lack of culinary skills while her daughter Harper, 12, once hilariously roasted VB by claiming she "can't even make cereal" (the cereal in question was Weetabix, which she burnt).

Therefore, it comes as little surprise that the Beckhams have employed a personal chef for the past few decades to make up for Victoria's faux pas in the kitchen.

WATCH: Harper Beckham mocks mum Victoria's lack of cooking skills

Everything we know about the Beckhams' personal chef

In an old interview with VOGUE Australia, Posh Spice revealed the full extent of the help she has at home.

The couple employs five members of staff to keep their stunning £31 million Holland Park townhouse in London shipshape and functional. These include a personal chef, a nanny, and a housekeeper. We presume the remaining two are a chauffeur and a gardener.

In the interview, Victoria confessed her chef – at the time named Chris Irving – was employed to make breakfast, lunch and dinner for the family three days a week.

Cruz Beckham with Romeo Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Harper Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham and David Beckham© Instagram
Victoria and David Beckham employ a personal chef to cook for the family at their £31 million Holland Park townhouse

He was also required to cook additional freezer meals for the family to enjoy the rest of the time. 

Discussing her busy lifestyle, she said: "I don’t want people to think I’m moaning. I wake up every morning and think how lucky I am. I’m like a child. I need to know exactly where I’ll be and what I’m going to be doing."

Chef Irving shed some light on the Wannabe singer's daily diet and food preferences after leaving the Beckhams' payroll.

Victoria Beckham showing off green smoothie juice ingredients for David Beckham© Instagram
VB loves a vegetable more than most

"She eats lots, she really does, and she works out a lot," he said of Victoria's famously strict diet. "Fresh fruit is her favourite thing. That and pea chips, you know, made from garden peas, dried pea chips and kale chips."

Branding the couple "amazing", he revealed the whole family was incredibly respectful and kind to him during his tenure.

He added that David was a fan of hearty homecooked meals while VB was more into sophisticated dinner party dishes.

Grilled Halibut with Spinach, leeks and Pine Nuts© Getty
The Spice Girls star eats grilled fish and steamed veg daily

"Beckham, the reason they had a chef was to have home-cooked food, that's what he likes. I did fancy parties and soirees for them too. She, particularly, loves them," he added.

Victoria's daily diet

The Beckhams' chef is no doubt expected to provide for the whole family, rustling up different meals for Victoria's personal tastes.

Victoria Beckham showing off her salmon and avocado lunch compared to son Romeo © Instagram
VB once joked about how her lunch compares to son Romeo's

The mother-of-four has reportedly eaten the same meal every day for 25 years, with her husband David divulging that she: "Only eats grilled fish, steamed vegetables; she will very rarely deviate from that." 

She told The Telegraph in 2019 she "eats three or four avocados a day" and she credits them for keeping her skin healthy.

DISCOVER: Victoria Beckham's one no-go food she keeps away from her super strict diet 

David, however, is a big fan of traditional pie and mash, as well as gammon, steak and chips with pineapple rings, a dish he is often served at his mother Sandra's house.

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