The queen is looking for a new sous chef who will travel around with her to the various different Royal residencies, according to an advert on the royal website.
Whilst the role is largely based in Buckingham palace, the post “will involve travelling to other Royal residences”, meaning that the lucky candidate can expect to be cooking at the Queen’s many other impressive homes including The Balmoral and Sandringham House.
“Joining an accomplished team, you’ll work hands-on with your colleagues to deliver food to the highest standards.” the job advert states.
In terms of requirements for potential candidates, applicants of course need a strong background in cooking and will be required to provide high quality catering. On top of this however, the Queen also requires them to be “trained in classical French cuisine” which perhaps tells us something about what style of food Her Majesty enjoys.
As you might expect with a job of this nature, the benefits are rather appealing. As well as working for one of the world’s most famous households, you’ll be rewarded with a salary of £33,000 as well as the option to have accommodation and meals provided on top of this. The role also includes a generous 33 days of holiday as well as “access to a range of recreational facilities”.
You also unsurprisingly won’t need to worry about being confined by a tight budget with it being revealed last year quite how much money the Royal family spend on food and drink.
Opportunities to work for The Queen don’t come around every day though, so if this sounds like the job for you, get yourself over to the Royal website before applications close on 12 February.
Just because the Royals have private chefs doesn’t mean that they don’t like to eat out occasionally, like we all do. In fact there are plenty of London restaurants with Royal connections from past and present which you can check out yourself.