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The Queen Is Hiring a Royal Chef to Work at Buckingham Palace

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The Queen is hiring a new royal chef to work in the royal household at Buckingham Palace.

The position is formally titled "Demi Chef de Partie." The official listing on the royal family's website includes some specifics about the job, including one serious perk: live-in accommodations, meaning you'll get to stay in Buckingham Palace or nearby on royal property.

The description adds that applicants will cook for receptions, state dinners, and staff lunches, and also involves traveling to other royal residences to cook for special events. All meals will be provided, in addition to training and development within the Royal Household. But, the salary is surprisingly low: would-be chefs can expect to make £20,604.52, which translates to just over $27,000 per year. Not exactly a royal salary, but the possibility of cooking for the royals and serving your Queen is priceless.


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The Queen having tea in 1999.

The new chef will cater to the royal family's specific eating habits. The Queen picks the menu for each meal based on a menu book delivered to her days in advance. The Queen is a known chocolate fanatic, but she generally sticks to a healthy eating routine: biscuits and tea first in the morning, then cereal or yogurt for breakfast, a simple lunch like grilled fish or chicken with a salad, finger sandwiches at tea time, and a traditional dinner of locally-sourced meats or fish. And, interestingly enough, the menus typically avoid garlic completely because the Queen hates it so much.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were also hiring for their royal staff earlier this year. Will, Kate, and Harry were looking for a senior communications officer position. Other open positions with the royals include a palace attendant and a senior palace attendant at Buckingham Palace, a housekeeping assistant at Windsor Castle, and an assistant gardener at the Royal Lodge.

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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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