OK, so it’s not exactly the Meghan Markle Cinderella story we had in mind…but it’s pretty damn close (especially with a vacation package like this one).
The royal household just posted two applications for new chefs at Buckingham Palace to serve the British royal family (aka the literal dream). One is for a pastry sous chef, and one is for a demi chef de partie (which is basically a trainee chef).
On top of getting to be around fancy food in a palace kitchen all day and getting to catch a glimpse of William, Kate, Meghan, Harry and the queen (dreams really do come true, guys), both open applications have a pretty spectacular benefits package, which includes 33 days paid vacation, a 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme and all meals. While the demi chef de partie is required to live in the palace full-time, the pastry chef still has the option to do so (twist our arm, why don’t you?).
Although you are required to be “an experienced and qualified Pastry chef” for that role, your job description is to work alongside the head pastry chef and“lead and motivate the Pastry Kitchen team while developing both your managerial and cooking skills, playing an integral part in the day-to-day running of The Royal Household.” Does being able to not burn slice-and-bake chocolate chip cookies count as experience?
For the demi chef de partie (or should we say partyyyyy since that’s what we’ll be doing when we get the gig), the experience requirement isn’t as strict since the role is more of a trainee position where “you’ll prepare receptions and state dinners, as well as staff lunches.”
And, um, hello: You get to work in freaking Buckingham Palace, people!
We’ll just pay you guys to hire us, pretty please? (Yeah, we need to work on our negotiation skills…)