If you’ve ever wanted to live at Buckingham Palace, now’s your chance: The Queen is hiring a chef. Oh, and the position comes with live-in accommodations.
Yes, culinary tastemakers and foodies, you not only can prepare meals for the British monarch, but you also can live in her house while doing so. The position, which is being advertised on the royal family’s website, is the “demi chef de partie,” which means that you’d be assisting a chef who oversees a certain part of the kitchen, like the butchery or vegetables. Whoever gets the job won’t prepare everyday meals, but for major occasions, too, like state dinners and other formal receptions.
Applicants need to have “strong communication skills” and a “clear passion for food,” and though “some experience” is preferred, it “isn’t essential.” The job also will provide opportunities to travel to other royal residences and explore their kitchens.
The salary for the position is $27,709 a year, which may seem small until you consider the position comes with a place to live. Oh, and said place to live is either in one of the world’s best-known residences or on royal-owned property. Plus, cooking food that will be eaten by members of the royal family, not to mention heads of state and politicians from around the world? You can’t put a dollar amount on that kind of experience.
But if you’re interested in the job, hurry up: Applications are open until New Year’s Day.