Feeding Von Miller
“While I don’t have a certification to say that I’m a dietician or a nutritionist, I am, without a doubt, a sports nutritionist,” Bell says with a smile. “That’s what I do and that’s what he hired me to do. I was trying to add muscle to my own frame and Von appreciated the way that I tracked my own macro and micro nutrients and my overall caloric intake while paying meticulous attention to what to eat, and at what time of day before and after workouts. If Von can do anything to be healthier and stronger, he’s going to listen. He trusts me and the food that I make because he knows that I’m giving him the right things at the right time.”
Curtis Bell is the private chef to one of the current faces of the NFL, Denver Broncos superstar linebacker Von Miller. It’s a job that’s not for the weak. The ongoing list of responsibilities and demands would make your head spin, plus Bell needs to keep his client in tip-top shape through the proper diet that’s expected of one of the world’s greatest athletes.
“The worst thing that a chef can do is get somebody sick,” he says with a look of disbelief. “There is a huge responsibility to what we do as chefs. If you get Von Miller sick and he can’t play in a game, that’s not just a big fuck up. That’s a million dollar mistake that’s now national news. It’s something that I’ve prided myself in since becoming a private chef seven years ago in how careful I am. It’s also something that I hated about restaurants because there are so many different hands in food. It’s so easy for something to happen.”
Read the entire article here on what Von Miller eats, his favorite meal and the challenges that go in to being a private chef for a celebrity and super athlete.