Chef cover letter
Please note that in any job application, unless stated not to, cover letters should always accompany a CV or Resume. With this said, an example of cover letters for a chef follows.Mr. Jetson Horton
Buckshots Steak and Seafood
108 North Thomas Av.
Dear Mr. Horton,
After having seen and heard numerous good reviews about the food and service at Buckshots, I decided to apply for the position Soup Chef as seen in Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.
I am very eager to be considered for the position, and believe that I have the qualifications and skills needed to be a top candidate. Having worked for many years as the Assistant Chef at historic O'Brien's Inn I am willing and able to step up to the next level. I have created new recipes and combinations that were well received by the guests of the Inn, with this causing average ticket receipts to increase by 30% over a 4-year period. I also have the ability to learn menu items quickly and well.
I would consider it an honor and privilege to work with you at Buckshots Steak and Seafood and hope I am granted an opportunity to meet or talk with you in the very near future.
Alice G. Parry
Some of the points to show in this example of cover letters for a chef include:
- Knowing the recipient of the letter
- Know the restaurant name
- Knowing how and where you found the position you are seeking
- Keeping the letter short and pointed
Reasons why cover letters for a chef are this way:
The address portion:
- The name of the person doing the hiring is always at the top
The first paragraph:
- Always mention something good about the restaurant you are trying to get work at. Show excitement about where your job will be.
- Mention how you heard about the position you are applying for here. If it is not advertised, simply state that you are applying for the 'possible opening' of the position.
- Always use the full name of the establishment, not 'your restaurant' or 'your establishment'. People like that you know the name of their business.
The second paragraph:
- State your level of interest for this position. This shows enthusiasim for the opportunity.
- Why do you believe you can fill the shoes needed for this job? Put that here.
- If possible, state your previous job in a positive manner. This shows that you are the same level as the position you are applying for.
- Show what you bring to the kitchen; what new innovations and ideas do you have. What were the results?.
- Show you can learn the menu currently in place. They want to know you can handle the orders.
The third paragraph:
- Close with a good sell of yourself. Show that you would love the job if offered.
- Express an honest desire to meet with the person doing the hiring.
Cover letters for a chef need to show positive intelligence.
- Show that you really want to be part of their business..
- Show you have a brain; give an impression of intelligence without sounding flowery.
- Show the ability to successfully make the position yours.