If you’ve always wanted to work for the Queen and you know your way around a kitchen, now may be your lucky chance! The Royal Family is apparently seeking a new chef to live and work for them in Buckingham Palace.
The job posting is live on the Royal Family’s website and says her majesty is looking for someone to “deliver extraordinary service,” as well as make food “to the highest standards.” The lucky Demi Chef de Partie will also be in charge of preparing diverse menus for a wide range of events, including A-list receptions that involve many a celebrity.
Your salary for the role? A cool £22,076.04 – which is about $36,000.
“This role will be based in London, and will involve travelling to other Royal residences,” the ad notes.
Other perks include benefits, 33 days holiday, a pension and a chance to see the royals in their natural habitat.
The job will prove to be an interesting challenge for any food lover, as former royal chef Darren McGradyonce told HELLO! He worked at Buckingham Palace for 11 years, and revealed the Queen is not really a foodie at heart, but she was "absolutely a chocoholic."
"Anything we put on the menu that had chocolate on, she would choose, especially chocolate perfection pie," Darren said.
He said Her Majesty’s daily food regimen was as follows: "For a first course she loved the Gleneagles pâté, which is smoked salmon, trout and mackerel. She loved using ingredients off the estate and so if we had salmon from Balmoral from the River Dee, she’d have that, it was one of her favourites. For a main course she loved game, things like Gaelic steak, fillet steak with a mushroom whisky sauce, especially if we did it with venison."
There are also several royal protocols about what British royals can and cannot eat – when they’re in London and travelling.
The royal family are advised to avoid eating shellfish as well as rare meat, overly-exotic or spicy dishes and drinking tap water in foreign countries.
At mealtimes, according to royal etiquette, anyone dining with the Queen – including members of the royal family – must follow her every move and do what she does. So if Her Majesty stops eating her meal, everyone else must stop eating, too.