This northern pub is paying people to eat Yorkshire puddings

In what sounds like the ultimate dream job, a gastropub in Leeds is looking for people to taste Yorkshire puddings and get paid for it.

Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t. Local Leeds pub, The Botanist Trinity, is calling all roast dinner enthusiasts to sample their finest Yorkshire puddings, offering the successful candidate £250 for their time.

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The job is currently being advertised on community platform Airtasker with The Botanist Trinity’s Head Chef, Sebastian, sending a call out to anyone who loves Yorkshire puds or have their eyes firmly set on becoming the next Paul Hollywood.

To be in the running, all applicants have to do is share a story of their most memorable roast dinner. Sebastian and his team will then judge each response before picking their  favourite one and welcoming their Chief Yorkshire Pudding Tester to the family.

Sebastian’s job description reads: ‘One lucky candidate will be chosen to attend a session at The Botanist Trinity, where you’ll be served a wide range of Yorkshire puddings made using different methods, with gravy of course!.

He continues: ‘Your feedback will be used to help our team to continue serving the very best Yorkshire puddings, and settle a few arguments around who’s family recipe really is the best!’

The Botanist Trinity isn’t the first business to offer the public a chance to sample their goods for cash in exchange. Over the summer, Chocolate firm Ferrero – the Italian company behind global brands like Nutella and Kinder – sent out a job vacancy for a Nutella ‘sensory judge’. In other words, hiring someone to taste Nutella and get paid for it.

There was a small catch though, the job was in Italy which meant international applicants would have to uproot their lives in the name of chocolate. Well, it’s a small sacrifice really, isn’t it…