The Queen Is Hiring an Assistant Chef, & It Has Incredible Perks

Dec 26, 2017 at 12:58 p.m. ET
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If you are living and breathing all things royal wedding, there’s something pretty exciting cooking in their kitchen.

As in literally, their kitchen: The queen is hiring an assistant chef who will not only work at Buckingham Palace, but will also live there.

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If you are a professional chef and looking for a full-time role, this job will be require you to work in the palace five days a week between Monday and Sunday.

"This is no ordinary Demi Chef de Partie role," the job description reads. "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." Sounds like a pretty sweet job. What's better than cooking for the queen?

The lucky chef won’t even be limited to the Buckingham Palace kitchen. Their responsibilities also involve traveling with the queen between her various residences and cooking for her wherever she is. That would, we imagine, probably also involve making dinner for the likes of Prince William, Kate Middleton (now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This job sounds better and better.

We’re ready to apply right now. The salary is  £20,604.52 per year, which works out to out to just over $27,000 USD. This seems a little low considering you will be cooking for one of the most famous families in the world, but it also includes benefits like 15 percent employer contribution pension and benefits and also full room and board — in a palace! Clearly the best part.

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Applications are being accepted right now until Jan. 1, 2018 — submit your résumé here.

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