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In addition to daily meals, the chosen candidate will also prepare food for formal dinner parties

By Stephanie Petit
February 24, 2020 12:48 PM
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Sophie Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward Sir Donald Gosling service of Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 11 Dec 2019
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Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, need some help in the kitchen.

The royal couple are hiring a full-time cook at their Bagshot Park home. According to the job listing on the Royal Household’s website, the hire will be responsible for the planning, preparation and cooking of daily meals for the family as well as making sure the food supplies are stocked and kitchen equipment is in working condition.

Not only will the cook be preparing everyday meals for Queen Elizabeth‘s son and his wife, but they will occasionally cook for formal events such as dinner parties. (Perhaps the monarch herself will occasionally stop by for a meal!)

“As part of this small but busy team, you will also undertake certain house-keeping duties to support the running of the household. This will include maintaining the cleanliness and presentation of the kitchen areas,” according to the job description. “The position would suit an enthusiastic chef towards the start of their career who is keen to develop their experiences and skills in a unique working environment.”

Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex
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The job requires a “motivated and pro-active attitude,” organizational skills, an eye for detail and confidence in cooking for large and small groups.

Aside from working for the royal family, the job comes with some excellent perks. In addition to the salary — $27,000 to $30,000, depending on experience — the chosen candidate will enjoy a benefits package, 33 days annual leave, professional training and daily lunch.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex with James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Prince Edward, Sophie, James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise
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Interviews are taking place in March, and candidates can apply on the Royal Household website.