If you’ve ever wanted to live in Buckingham Palace, here’s your chance. There’s just one catch. You have to cook for the entire royal family. (No biggie!) That’s right, the royal household has announced that it is seeking a new Demi Chef de Partie —basically an assistant that serves the palace’s main chef. Whoever receives this position will have the honor of cooking for Queen Elizabeth and all of her many regal guests. We’re guessing that’s a lot.
According to the official job posting, “This is no ordinary Demi Chef de Partie role. In our state-of-the-art kitchens, you’ll prepare classical and contemporary menus for a wide range of events, learning essential skills that will provide stepping stones for a great career…You’ll prepare receptions and state dinners, as well as staff lunches.” The intense description is a bit intimidating, but if you think you have what it takes to literally cater to every royal culinary need imaginable, then by all means, apply!
The pay, however, is anything but majestic. The stated salary is only £21,151.88 per year (about $28,700 dollars), although considering it’s a live-in role you won’t be spending any of that on rent. Other perks include 33 vacation days and a 15% employer contribution pension plan. Plus you’ll have access to some of the juiciest royal gossip around and all those adorable corgis too! Maybe you’ll even get an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding (oh wait, you’ll be too busy catering it!).
If you’re looking to apply, you better brush up on your pastry skills. (We hear the queen has a sweet tooth.) You probably also want to read up on Prince George’s school lunch habits and learn how to prepare the finest tea in England. Basically learn how to do every possible kitchen task ever and you’ll be set for the job!
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