Chef Cover Letter Sample

Chef cover letters should contain any prior work experience being inside a food establishment. Chefs should know how to design a menu according to the accessibility of ingredients, price ranges of the desired menu, and the ability to control the food quality. If you can, speak to these qualities within your cover letter.

Chef Cover Letter Sample

Here is a sample cover letter for what yours should look like. Be sure you don't copy and paste this template exactly. The best way to use this sample is as a reference point for when you're writing your own. Be sure to have a friend or family member read your cover letter and provide you feedback. If possible, keep your cover letter under 600 words.

Julie Noles
[email protected]

June 1st, 2013

Dear Mr. Hiccup —

Being a Chef is more than simply cooking food. It's providing an experience for our patrons. Giving them this experience makes them feel alive. It makes them feel like they can have discussions, get away from their phones, get away from their problems, and enjoy something for a limited time. This is what I want to provide a world-class food service. Here is what I've been able to accomplish:

Design more than 18 menu's with various menu items according to season and accessibility of food items.
Worked closely with all wait staff to provide world-class food service, which included when to deliver food.
Ensured we followed all state regulations in terms of kitchen hygiene and performed regular audits of all food quality.

I look forward to interviewing with you. If there is any information that you'd like to see that I didn't include in my application, please feel free to contact me and I will return that to you as soon as possible.

Ian Smith

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Using a Chef Cover Letter Template

Follow the instructions below to use the chef cover letter template.

Follow a standard cover letter format

When writing a cover letter, follow a professional cover letter format. Use the following guidelines.

Contact Information
Phone Number
Email Address
LinkedIn Profile
(Optional) Professional Website

Dear Mr./Mrs. First Last Name

Opening Paragraph
The first paragraph should greet the reader and suggest an understanding of the job requirements. This paragraph should be no more than 150 words.

Second Paragraph
The body paragraph should contain relative work examples and career accomplishments that entice the hiring manager to read the resume.

Closing Paragraph
Thank the reader for their time. Suggest a desire to interview with the company as soon as possible.

Letter Closing
Sincerely/Yours truly

Typed Name or handwritten signature
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