Want to Work for the British Royal Family? The Queen is Hiring, and No Experience is Required

Queen Elizabeth II
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If you’ve ever wanted to work for the British royal family, all your dreams are about to come true. The Queen is looking for someone to work in the royal kitchen. Buckingham Palace recently listed a position for a kitchen porter on the Royal Household website. The advertisement said they are seeking a candidate who can offer outstanding service. Do you think you have what it takes to get the job? Read on for the details.

How to get the job

If you’ve never worked in the food-service industry, you’re in luck. The job description says on-the-job training will be provided. Although training is available, there are still some requirements you’ll have to meet. One important part of the job is being a team player. Quality is another must. The job description says candidates must “prepare and serve food to a high standard.” If you don’t like to pitch in and you shy away from smaller tasks, this job isn’t for you. You’ll also have the job of assisting chefs with meal delivery. In addition, the job description lists travel as a possible requirement. Here are more details from the job posting:

It’s having a shared and unique purpose, joining a professional team who deliver extraordinary service. This is what makes working for the Royal Household so different. You’ll join a committed Kitchen team who work together to prepare and serve food to the very highest standards. By maintaining the kitchen and clear-up areas you’ll ensure our chefs and assistants have all they need to deliver meals throughout the day. You’ll also on occasion assist with food preparation. And whether you’re based in Buckingham Palace or traveling to other locations, you’ll ensure all kitchens are presented to the same exceptional standard.

Other details

Candidates must also have an understanding of food hygiene and safety. This is a full-time job and a typical work week is five days. If you’re interested in the job, you’ll need to hurry. The closing date for applications is approaching soon.

Job perks

Aside from seeing the royal family members on a regular basis, there are plenty of perks that come with this role. One of the biggest perks of the job is that you’ll get to live at Buckingham Palace. There is also a pension and all your meals are free. And did we mention you don’t need prior experience?


Although working for the Queen is an honor, you probably want to get paid. So, what’s the salary? Well, if you want this job, know that you won’t big making the big bucks. The job listing says the annual salary for this position is a little more than $25,000. However, there is a pension and 33 days off each year.

What the Queen won’t eat

There are two foods you won’t see on the Queen’s menu. Considering her travel schedule and the fact she meets with people on a regular basis, we can see why. The two foods are shellfish and garlic. Shellfish is banned because it has been known to be a source of foodborne illness, according to BBC News. And for most people, garlic breath not a pleasant smell for people to experience during a meet-and-greet. Another dish the Queen doesn’t eat is long pasta with tomato sauce because it tends to be messy.

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