Queen Elizabeth recruits a pastry chef.
The 95-year-old monarch is looking for a “Demi Chef de Partie” who will be called upon to create a range of culinary delights for the many functions held by the royal family during the year.
The job description on the “Royal House” website has an “about you” section, which lists the essential characteristics that the ideal candidate should possess.
It reads: “As you would expect the standards and attention to detail are exceptionally high here, and every day is busy, so you will need to be an ambitious and skilled pastry chef with at least a year or two. of experience.
“You may already have experience in a five star kitchen or similar environment, but it is your ability and enthusiasm to effectively deliver in all aspects of Pastry cooking that we are looking for.
“You are at your best working as a team and with your strong communication skills and adaptability, you will enjoy working alongside your colleagues.
“Most importantly, you have an obvious passion for food, especially baking, and will be keen to learn new skills.
He goes on to suggest that although the role is primarily based at the Queen’s primary residence at Buckingham Palace in London, a number of trips to “other royal residences” will be required and the successful candidate can expect ” to be rewarded with a full package of benefits “and even has the possibility of being able to” live “.
The description adds: “This role will be based in London and will involve traveling to other royal residences.
“In return, you can expect to work in a unique and stimulating work environment, and be rewarded with a full benefit package, including 33 days of vacation (including statutory holidays), a contributory pension plan. employers by 15% (with the possibility of flexibility – to increase contributions or to deduct in the form of salary) and on-call meals. “The role also offers the possibility of living with all meals are provided (for which it there is a salary adjustment).
“Training and development are encouraged and you will have access to a range of recreational facilities. “