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.
Sayre, PA

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.