Executive Chef Cover Letter Samples

Updated on: May 20, 2019

Executive Chef Cover Letter Guidelines

An ideal cover letter for an executive chef position contains three significant paragraphs.

The first paragraph is your get attention chance. This section demands creativity. You need to cash your unique capabilities at the very beginning to gain attention and to convince the employer to read the rest of your cover letter.


The second/third paragraph – which forms the letter’s main body – is meant to be the body or core of your cover letter. Highlight your job relevant competencies here. Since the executive chef is a senior level position, make sure you take up a professional tone. Using an objective pattern is a safe play in this regard.

The last paragraph also holds much weight containing a call to action. Cover letters lacking a call for action in the last paragraph may diminish your candidacy. So make a proactive and enthusiastic closing.

The following are two cover letter samples for the executive chef resume to guide you in your job application process.




Executive Chef Cover Letter Sample 1



Carla Klein
532 Jacaranda Lane, Cleveland, OH 67333
(000) 325-2565
[email protected]

May 20, 2019

Mr. Jim Hardy
HR Manager
Dine Well
568 Cleavage Ave
Cleveland, OH 67333


Dear Mr. Hardy:

I thrive on the challenge. When I read your vacancy announcement for an executive chef, it felt as if you had given it hoping to find me. As a passionate chef working in the sector for fifteen years now, I offer Dine Well the very competencies you currently seek in capacity an executive chef.

I can bring value in several ways:

  • Very useful in maintaining standards of food quality through active observation of dishes and direct supervision of unique recipes.
  • Skilled in producing synchronized food service, ensuring effective, inter-department coordination.
  • Experienced in interviewing candidates for kitchen positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and train staff in food presentation and kitchen sanitation protocols.
  • Track record of providing exceptional customer service and turning guests into patrons.
  • Experienced in developing and updating the nutritious menu.
  • Adept at periodically reviewing the pricing and revising quantity/ size of portions as per price.

If you seek an executive chef who can quickly adapt to your kitchen environment, call me at (003) 444-5555 now to set up an interview date. I can’t wait to discuss the position with you in detail.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Carla Klein

Carla Klein

Enc. Resume


Executive Chef Cover Letter Sample 2


Geoffrey Gates
342 Lilly Road, Bluffton, SC 45009
(000) 985-3652

May 20, 2019

Mr. Ronald Travis
HR Manager
Starwood Hotel
83 Evergreen Lane
Bluffton, SC 45009


There are so many flavors – its how you combine them what sets you apart.  – Wolfgang Puck


Dear Mr. Travis:

After reading your job advertisement for Executive Chef job at Starwood Hotel, I strongly felt that the position has my name on it.

As culinary roles allow ample room for experimenting with flavors and exercising a passion for food in the real sense – that is the reason I pursued a career in the food and hospitality industry. 5+ years’ experience as a sous chef and later as an executive chef at renowned 4 and 5-star restaurants rendered me to various challenges of the culinary world and equipped me with ample skills to handle the same professionally.

In addition to excellent cookery skills, I am also an active team leader and mentor. I bring a solid reputation of maximizing team efficiency and productivity while maintaining the highest levels of service delivery through ingenious load distribution, quality check, and constant team motivation.

I will call you next week to obtain a convenient interview date and time. In the meanwhile, I’ll be available at (000) 985-3652 to answer any queries you might have regarding my qualifications.

Thank you for your time and consideration.




Geoffrey Gates

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