Fit to Feed a Queen? Buckingham Palace Is Looking for a Traveling Sous Chef

Royal chefs prepare hors d'oeuvres in the Buckingham Palace kitchens.
Royal chefs prepare hors d'oeuvres in the Buckingham Palace kitchens. / Nick Ansell, WPA Pool/Getty Images

If your culinary prowess makes you fit to feed a queen, now’s your chance to prove it—Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a new sous chef.

Food & Wine reports that applicants are required to have a background in premier catering and training in classical French cuisine, so this isn’t the best role for anyone whose abilities stop at toast and cereal. Experienced chefs with strong leadership and communication skills, on the other hand, should definitely check it out.

The role is based at Buckingham Palace, but you’ll also be called upon to cook at other royal residences around the country. And, while the head chef is technically in charge, it looks like the sous chef will have plenty of opportunity to dream up new menu items, direct the kitchen staff, and organize large-scale catering events.

Though the listing doesn’t mention what the salary is, it’s probably not a jaw-dropping figure. The Daily Mail reports that it could be up to £33,000 (about $43,000) per year, and past royal chef positions haven’t even cracked $30,000. Having said that, it boasts some impressive perks, including 33 vacation days, access to Buckingham Palace’s many recreational amenities—a gym, swimming pool, book club, and choir, to name a few—and the option to live at the palace. Your salary will be adjusted if you decide to become a full-time resident, but meals are included, too.

The application is open through February 12, and you can find out more here.

[h/t Food & Wine]