Queen Elizabeth is officially hiring for an assistant chef 

And we’re genuinely considering a career change to apply...

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And we’re genuinely considering a career change to apply...

From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding build up to the birth of Prince Louis, the past few weeks have been royal news central.

But it’s not the announcement of Prince Louis’ god parents or Harry and Meghan’s royal DJ that has got the world talking this week.

It seems in fact that the Queen has stolen the royal thunder this week, announcing a job opening at Buckingham Palace.

The position in question is Demi Chef de Partie (or assistant chef to those who haven’t binge-watched Downton Abbey) and the key role would be cooking for the Queen and her guests at Buckingham Palace.

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‘This is no ordinary Demi Chef de Partie role,’ read the job description. ‘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.’

The announcement continued: ‘As you'd expect, standards are exceptionally high here, and every day is busy, so you'll need to be an ambitious and qualified chef. You'll have some experience, possibly within a premier kitchen or volume catering, however, this isn't essential. We're more interested in your ability and enthusiasm to deliver across all four sections of kitchen.’

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The Monday to Sunday job - yes that’s right, Monday to Sunday - will involve cooking for everyone from foreign leaders to your fellow staff.

And did we mention you get to live in a palace? Yes, really. While the salary isn’t ideal, offering a starting salary of £21,151.88, you will get to live in a palace, have 33 days holiday and free meals and cookery training.

All in all, it sounds pretty peachy - all you need to do is apply before May 24 2018!

If you’ll excuse us, we’re off to update our LinkedIn profiles.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.