A chef position is based on skills like many other positions in the foodservice industry.
Therefore, it is not difficult to write an impressive cover letter even if you are an entry-level candidate who has no experience in hand.
In order to write a compelling entry-level chef cover letter, you have to tailor it to the needs of the employer. The more optimized your cover letter is, the greater the chances of an interview.
Build your cover letter using bullets or headings and mention any volunteer work or relevant internship you have attained.
Here are 2 sample cover letters for an entry-level new chef with no experience in hand.
Entry Level Chef Cover Letter Sample 1
467 Lilly Ave, Novi, MI 89332
margaret @ email .com
May 23, 2022
Mr. Timothy Derek
79 Commercial St
Novi, MI 89332
Dear Mr. Derek:
I am poised to contribute to the culinary team of Jinx Motel in the capacity of a Chef. Having completed professional chef training from City Community College, I am now fully equipped to contribute in a way that will surpass your expectations.
Here are some highlights of my qualifications:
- Special talent for checking the freshness of ingredients.
- Knowledge of kitchen and service area hygiene and sanitation standards.
- Well-versed in kitchen prep protocols for various departments including the pastry section.
- Demonstrated ability to handle grills and electrical cooking appliances safely and effectively.
- Able to work collaboratively with cooks and other food preparation workers.
As a customer service-oriented and highly industrious individual, I am always willing to adapt to new surroundings. My enclosed resume contains my relevant skills in further detail. I eagerly look forward to securing an interview with you to discuss this further.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Chef Cover Letter No Experience Sample 2
May 23, 2022
Mr. Robert Red
Human Resources Department
100 Wine Road
Fort Wayne, IN 28873
Dear Mr. Red:
As a recent culinary arts graduate of ABC Hospitality College, I am writing to apply for a Chef position at Huntington Diner. I am positive that I have the right set of skills to be strongly considered for the job.
Having been trained in 4 different cuisines (American, Indian, Japanese, and Chinese), I am sure that I will be an instant hit at your restaurant. My knowledge of food preparation is excellent, and I can simultaneously prepare dishes and cook food. Also, I am well-versed in performing food portioning tasks, and can aesthetically garnish dishes as well.
Moreover, I am competent in performing food rotation work, aimed at ensuring the freshness of food items. Also, I am exceptionally trained in ensuring preventative maintenance of kitchen appliances such as stoves, ovens, grills, and fryers.
It will be my pleasure to meet with you in person and provide you with a more detailed description of my suitability as a chef at your restaurant. I will contact your secretary in order to set up a meeting time. You may call me at (000) 715-4639 if needed.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.