- The Queen is hiring a chef to work and live in London’s Buckingham Palace.
- Her Majesty has advertised a vacancy for a full-time Demi Chef de Partie.
- The starting salary is £22,076 ($US27,623), and live-in accommodation is included with meals provided.
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We’ve all dreamed of what it would be like to live in Buckingham Palace – and you might just be in with a chance if you know your way around a kitchen. The Queen is hiring a Demi Chef de Partie to work and live in the palace full-time.
Her Majesty is looking for someone “ambitious” and “with a passion for food” to join her staff at the royal household.
The starting salary is £22,076 ($US27,623) per annum – which is around the average salary of Demi Chef de Parties in London, according to Adzuna.
Although you won’t be getting a salary fit for a king, the job includes free live-in accommodation with meals provided, and a 15% employer contribution pension scheme.
The advertisement stipulates that the role would involve travelling to other royal residences as well.
It reads: “As you’d expect, standards are exceptionally high here, and every day is busy, so you’ll need to be an ambitious and qualified chef. You may have some previous experience within a premier kitchen or volume catering environment, but it’s your ability and enthusiasm to deliver across all sections of the kitchen that we’re looking for.
“This role will be based in London, and will involve travelling to other Royal residences. In return, you can look forward to working in a unique and stimulating work environment.”
If you end up applying for the job, be warned – you won’t be able to tell anyone if you get it.
As tempting as it would be to flood your Instagram account with photos from inside the royal household, you actually won’t be allowed to tell people that you work at the palace.
Back in April, INSIDER spoke to Philippa Smith, managing director of Silver Swan Recruitment Agency – the company that decides who gets to work for the royals.
“Neither us nor the candidates can disclose who they are working for to third parties,” she said.
“There is also a ban on social media – as in nothing whatsoever about their role, the family, the location or any other details can be posted online.”
The closing date is Sunday, July 28. To apply for the role, visit the Royal Household’s official website.
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