King Charles has plans to hire a vegan chef at Buckingham Palace to cook vegan meals for royals and guests.
Buckingham Palace has an ad for a job that “is truly like no other.” King Charles is looking to employ a live-in sous chef trained in the vegan arts to prepare him meals. The new cook will help the residence’s head chef and will whip up foods for the royals, staff members and guests.
The monarch’s diet is part-vegan, meaning he noshes on meals free of dairy and meat one day a week. The 74-year-old also goes for a vegetarian diet twice a week.
The career advertisement was obtained by Jam Press and reads: “This job is truly like no other. You’ll motivate and inspire those around you, monitoring the performance and development of a highly competent team, as well as recruiting and training new members.” The ad continued, “You’ll develop and prepare diverse menus and source the very best seasonal ingredients. You’re a highly qualified and skilled chef, with experience at a senior level from a fine dining or five star catering operation.”
The listing also asks that the candidate have good IT skills and have an extensive knowledge of “classical cuisine and of the food industry in general.”
Aside from the living accommodations, the other benefits of the job include 33 days for vacation time, a 15% employer contribution pension scheme and meals on duty, according to Jam Press. The post requires the chef to be in the kitchen for 45 hours five days a week.
The former prince of Wales has turned to avoiding eating meat, fish and dairy on certain days of the week due to environmental concerns.
In a 2021 interview with the BBC, he gave some insight into his diet, saying: “The business of what we eat of course is important. “Because you see the thing about meat is very important — where does it come from, how is it grown?” he explained, adding that grass-fed animals contain a better quality of protein than others that don’t.
The monarch is reportedly not a big proponent of eating lunch, and he only eats two meals per day. However, he is a colossal lover of boiled eggs, eating one at breakfast and at dinner, according to the Independent.
Before becoming king, Charles was reportedly known as “pampered prince” due to his daily demands that included the preparation of his meals and drinks.
Original source: https://nypost.com