Chef cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a chef, or download the chef cover letter template in Word.

Chef cover letter

Need some help cooking up your career path? To be considered for top chef jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a chef, or download the chef cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about food services careers and look for chef jobs on Monster.








Chef cover letter template

Jane Martin
Sometown, CA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | | Blog URL | Instagram handle

December 8, 2017

Mr. William Frazier
Household Manager
55 Tiller Ave.
Sometown, CA 55555

Re: Private Chef | Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Frazier:

I was intrigued by the private chef opening posted on Monster, and I am very interested in discussing this opportunity.

Classically trained at the renowned XYZ Institute, I earned an AOS in culinary arts and mentored under celebrity chef Bill Jones as a sous chef for 3 years. Following this experience, I held executive chef positions within 4-star restaurants for a leading hospitality group, and spent the past 2 years as a chef on luxury yachts.

Whether preparing a small intimate dinner or a 7-course affair for 250+, I take pride in delighting clients with delicious meals prepared to the highest standards. My mission is to exceed customer expectations, and I have earned a reputation for doing precisely that throughout my career.

Well versed in preparing ethnic cuisine (e.g., Italian, Asian, Indian, Greek, Mexican, French and Caribbean) using the freshest ingredients, I also enjoy creating unique dishes that blend unexpected flavor combinations. In addition, I am experienced in meeting special dietary needs and requests, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie, low-carb and dairy-free meals.

It would be a pleasure to prepare sample dishes for you and your team to give you a “taste” of my culinary style. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set this up. Thank you.

Jane Martin

Enclosure: Résumé

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