Sample of a Chef Cover Letter

A chef is a person who is a highly skilled professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation. He or she is the creative mind in today’s restaurants. Besides preparing the foods, the chef also plays a major role in managing the kitchen staff, the day’s service, the preparation of different dishes and the inventory and supply ordering.

Do you want to work in culinary field? Write a cover letter which mentions the specific experience you have as a lead chef, prep cook, pastry chef, assistant chef or whatever it might be. It is great to share the examples of things that you do or did and how that has influenced your career. Show your creativity and willingness to work hard. You should mention any award or other acknowledgment for your culinary arts if you have them. The main purpose is to get the hiring manager’s attention to invite you for interview. Here is a sample of chef cover letter:

Peter Job Searcher
876 Potter Street
Any Town, USA 11111
Home: (777) 777-7777
Cell: (222) 222-2222

September 19, 2014

Mr. Brandon Brewster
Hiring Manager
Charley’s Steak and Ale
100 Seaside Drive
Big Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Brewster:

This morning on I saw your post for a job opening as the head chef in your popular restaurant by the bay. I am very interested in being interviewed for that position as I have six years as assistant head chef at Seaside Restaurant and am ready now to bid for the position of lead chef.

I’m trained and certified after completing my culinary education and training at Carlton Culinary Arts School in West View. And I have on the job experience that will take me right into the role of leadership at a major restaurant such as yours.

I’m known for my creative main dishes and specialty sides, including tempting treats featuring vegetables and fruits. I’ve also received awards for my skills and ingenuity from The American Society of Culinary Arts.

For more information please see my enclosed resume.

I would welcome meeting you in person or speaking on the phone if you have any questions or would like to tell me more about what you are looking for in the lead chef you hire.

Please call me any weekday or evening at 777-777-7777 to agree on a date for an interview if you’d like to talk further.

Thank you for reading this cover letter and my resume and references. I hope you will give me the opportunity to show you what I can do to enhance and increase your customer base at Charley’s Steak and Ale.


Peter Job Searcher

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