Her Majesty is looking for a sous chef to make food fit for royalty

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Image: The Queen needs a new chef

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Can you whip up a decent jam sandwich (minus the crusts, of course) or a batch of scones, expertly present a bowl of Special K and, of course, dabble in a state banquet or two?

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Well, the Queen is looking for a new sous chef.


The chef will need to be “confident” and use "the freshest seasonal ingredients from the kitchen garden at Balmoral and game from the Estates" to prepare meals for the royal family, guests and staff.


What's on the menu?

Don’t be fooled into thinking Queenie always tucks into caviar and game terrine, oh no. It’s said that she has some rather simple (read: good) tastes.


At teatime this includes tiny crustless, circular jam sandwiches known as "jam pennies", chocolate cakes and scones. In the mornings Her Majesty is partial to a bowl of Special K – with some dried fruit and macadamia nuts thrown in for good measure.


Based mainly at Buckingham Palace, with three months at other royal residences, the £28,000-a-year job comes with accommodation (although there is a “salary adjustment” if you choose to live in the *ahem* palace) and all meals are provided.


The advert on the royal website says: “Joining this unique environment, you will be part of a team responsible for delivering daily catering for up to 500 staff, as well as canapé receptions for hundreds of guests, State banquets and the preparation of small private lunches."


Would one like a table for one?