The Royal Household often post advertisements on their site searching for the perfect candidate to add to their roster of excellent employees. Could you be the next viable candidate? Fancy yourself a master at preparing vittles? Could you see yourself in the modern, gleaming kitchens of Buckingham Palace creating every-day fare for The Queen along with complicated dishes to serve at state dinners and holiday meals? Then the position as chef at Buckingham Palace could be yours.
The official title of the position is Demi Chef de Partie. The starting salary is £20,604; a salary adjustment will be made if the candidate chooses to live and take their meals at the palace. If the candidate decides to take accommodations there, they will be surrounded by all the lovely opulence of Buckingham Palace. If you receive the position, you’ll be based at the palace, but will on occasion, be requested to travel and work at other royal residences. They will also receive a 33-day allowance and will have Bank Holidays off.
The advertisement found on the royal website for the position 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.”
This isn’t a job for a rookie chef. Indeed, one would need to have some experience under their belt to prepare some of the fancy fare served at state dinners.
The advertisement describes the working environment for the lucky candidate: “Joining our accomplished and close-knit team, you’ll work hands-on to deliver food to the very highest standards.”
It adds: “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.”