Buckingham Palace Is Hiring a Sous Chef — Could It Be You?
Hear ye, hear ye! Buckingham Palace has a very important public message: Your dream job just opened up — that is, if you a) are a sous chef and b) have always wanted to cook for the royal family.
Buckingham Palace’s Master of the Household’s Office is now hiring a sous chef — but this isn’t your typical position. As part of the catering branch, this sous chef job is not only a permanent, full-time position, but it also offers the option to live at the Buckingham Palace if you so choose. (Um, who wouldn’t choose?)
“It's developing your leadership skills. And it’s helping to deliver extraordinary service. This is what makes a career at the Royal Household so different,” the job description states.
The sous chef's duties include planning and developing menu items for events and working alongside the head chef to help run day-to-day operations.
“And whether you’re based in Buckingham Palace or traveling to other locations, you'll look forward to whatever challenge comes your way,” the job description states.
As one would expect, Buckingham Palace has quite the list of expectations for anyone who applies.
For starters, candidates must have a background in premier catering, must be trained in classical French cuisine and must be able to follow up-to-date catering legislative requirements. If you have all of that printed on your résumé and you have excellent leadership and communication skills, you might just be a royal shoo-in.
The job is located in London, obviously, but the most exciting part has got to be the fact that you get to travel to other royal residences. Oh, and if you decide to live at the palace, all meals will be provided too.
A specific salary isn’t listed on the job description, but it does state that the hired sous chef will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 33 vacation days and a 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme.
But let’s be honest here: The real prize is knowing you’ll likely see (and cook for) all those royals, right?
If you think you have what it takes, you have until Oct. 19 to apply, so get on it.