A Chef reference letter can be quite a difficult task to write especially if the employee was a valued one. The food service world often has a great need for culinary experts owing to the fact that there is just so much competition out there! Owing to many factors like the media, extremely talented chefs are emerging and taking up positions in big and small restaurants alike.

A chef can be a great asset to a restaurant. The entire clientele depends on what the chef churns out of his or her kitchen. A change in the chef can lead to a change in the taste that a restaurant is famous for. However, employers cannot help it if a chef wants to go. So chefs will switch jobs and employers will have to write reference letters for them!


Chef Reference Letter Sample


May 8, 2016


To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to recommend Sandra Holmes who had worked as a Chef at Broadway Pizza for 12 years. Since then, she has proven herself to be an out-of-the-box thinker when cooking and preparing food items of different types. I worked with her in the kitchen several times during her employment and my experience was absolutely marvellous.

When Sandra joined my team, she only knew how to make local cuisines but has come a long way since then. Owing to her initiative and talent, we were able to introduce Mexican, French and Indonesian cuisines to our menu over the years which brought about a great increase in our customer base. She has transferred many skills to other chefs during these years. Many customers still ask that their order should be prepared by Sandra.

Sandra is simply great to work with as she is extremely easy to get along with. She makes it a point to come out and meet the customers and obtain feedback herself in order to make incorporate needed changes to her recipes. Needless to say, this made our customers feel special and gave us recurring business. If at any time Sandra wants to rejoin Broadway Pizza, I would be delighted to offer her a senior position again.

Again, I strongly recommend Sandra as a competent and knowledgeable Chef and wish her best of luck in her future endeavours. Please feel free to call me for any further information that you may need.



Henry Court

Henry Court
Senior Manager
Broadway Pizza
77 New Ave., Jackson, TN 36521
(000) 777-1241
henry.court @ broadwaypizza . com