Great Baddow resident Tim De'Ath is playing a bigger part than most football fans in the England team's bid for glory in Euro 2012.
He is the England team's head chef and has taken over the kitchen at the team's five star hotel in Krakow, Poland. With the help of eight polish chefs, he is in charge of creating a huge selection of nutritional meals for the England players. Tim was originally appointed heaf chef of the England team prior to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
After the Euro 2012 tournament he will return to his post as head chef at West Ham, a position he has held for 12 years.
Tim is no stranger to the rich and famous. He previously worked in the film industry and has served meals for an array of Hollywood stars including Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo Di Caprio, Wesley Snipes, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Dreyfuss, Sigourney Weaver and many more.