The Queen is hiring new kitchen staff – and you’ll get PAID £18k to live at Buckingham Palace – The Sun

THE Queen is currently looking for someone to work in her royal kitchens – and you’ll even get paid £18,000 to LIVE at Buckingham Palace.

The palace has just put out an advert for a catering assistant, and you don’t need any experience to apply.

If you fancy brushing shoulders with royalty and preparing tasty dishes for the likes of Prince William, Kate Middleton and Her Majesty, this role could be for you.

The Royal Household website says: “You’ll assist with food preparation and displays, and maintain a clean environment, all of which will help ensure everything is ready for a busy daily service.

“During service times, you'll work front-of-house to serve up meals and replenish stock.”

The role is based at Buckingham Palace, but you get the chance to travel to other royal residences too.

And it’s good news if you don’t have any relevant kitchen experience, as it’s not a requirement of the role.

The advertisement says: “You might already have some relevant customer service or catering experience, but it's not essential as our excellent training will provide you with all the skills you need.

“Good communication and a desire to deliver fantastic customer service are what really counts.

“You’re a natural team player, happy to get involved, use initiative and work with your colleagues to achieve a smooth daily service.”

You’ll also be provided with training for Food Hygiene and Safety to boost your experience.

The lucky candidate will also get 33 days holiday, inclusive of bank holidays, a salary of £18,109.07 per year, a pension – and of course the chance to live at the palace.

You can apply for the role on the Royal Household website.

If food isn’t your thing, the Queen is also on the lookout for someone to take care of her treasured horses.

The vacancy for a “Liveried Helper” was posted earlier this month and the successful candidate will be based at the Royal Mews.

The full-time position will pay £22,400 per annum with accommodation provided in the palace quarters.

You will be responsible for the upkeep and daily care of the animals at the Royal Mews by exercising them, training them and preparing them for ceremonial activities.


The Queen has reportedly banned certain food from her Buckingham Palace kitchens.

Former chef to the Queen Darren McGrady, who worked for the royal household for 15 years, said: “We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions.”

Instead, he revealed during him time, Her Majesty would usually stick to traditional “British and French” dishes, and wasn’t adventurous when it came to trying new food.

The monarch ate the “same dishes week in and week out”, and was a big fan of game.

Darren revealed the Queen’s favourite starter was Gleneagles pâté, made up of smoked trout, salmon and mackerel.

Darren said the monarch has a royal menu book that is completed by the chef three days in advance so they have time to prep.

He added: "When the menu book goes up to the Queen she put a line through all the dishes she doesn’t want."

In other royal news, we told you how the Queen owns a cheeky slogan cushion that reads "it's good to be Queen" – and she keeps it on her favourite sofa in Balmoral.

And The Queen is a huge Wham! fan and even "requested to meet them in private", according to the band's former manager.

Plus Madonna broke into fits of giggles after the Queen failed to recognise her during an awkward red carpet encounter.

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