The offices of the Kitchens

The offices of the Kitchens

Inside the Royal Kitchens at Kew

Above the kitchens are the offices and accommodation

The upper floors of the kitchens

Inside the Royal Kitchens at Kew

The upper floors of the building were used for administration offices, storage, kitchen staff dining areas and sleeping accommodation. 

The Clerk of the Kitchen had his office here. He held the keys to the spice cupboard with its store of tea, wine and spices.

The Clerk of the Kitchen recorded all transactions in his ledger, which sat permanently on his desk and he checked all food deliveries which ranged in kind from jellies delivered by Ann Winckles to the oysters brought in by Elizabeth Wilton or the vegetables, ‘roots and herbs’ purchased from a greengrocer with the wonderful name of Savage Bear. 

 

 

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