Sample Reference Letter for Chef Position

Updated: January 17, 2023

A Chef reference letter can be difficult to write especially if the employee was a valued one. 

The food service world often has a great need for culinary experts, because 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 difference 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 and Recommendation Letter Sample

January 17, 2023

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 marvelous.

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 considerable increase in our customer base. She has transferred many skills to other chefs during these years. Many customers still ask that Sandra should prepare their orders.

Sandra merely is excellent 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 to make incorporate needed changes to her recipes. That 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 all the best in her future endeavors. Please feel free to call me for any further information that you may need.


(Sign Here)

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