Friday 20 July 2018

Here's how much Queen Elizabeth's new live-in chef will earn in Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/ Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/ Getty Images)
The Queen recorded her Christmas day message (John Stillwell/PA)

Queen Elizabeth is looking to hire a new assistant chef.

The 91-year-old royal would like to employ a new Demi Chef de Partie - or assistant chef - to cook for her and Prince Philip, along with other guests at Buckingham Palace.

According to the job description, the role is full-time, with the successful applicant expected to work five days a week between Monday and Sunday.

The description reads: "This is no ordinary Demi Chef de Partie role. 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.

“Joining our accomplished and close-knit team, you’ll work hands-on to deliver food to the very highest standards.

“Working with quality ingredients and highly skilled colleagues, you'll develop specific technical skills, rotating through all sections of the kitchen.

“Every day will be different. You'll prepare receptions and state dinners, as well as staff lunches.

“In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you'll be supported to grow within your role.

“And whether you're based at Buckingham Palace or, when required, travelling to another Royal residence, you'll look forward to whatever challenge comes your way.”

The role is live-in, meaning the successful applicant will be provided with accommodation within the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and will have all their meals provided for them.

According the description, the salary on offer is £20,604.52 per year, and has been adjusted to reflect the fact that accommodation is provided.

Hopeful applicants have until 11:55 PM on January 1 2018 to get their applications sent in.

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