2 Cook Cover Letter Samples, Format & Guidelines

Updated on: July 27, 2020
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A cook cover letter introduces you to an employer you’d like to work for. Usually, a job seeker writes a cover letter in response to a job advertisement.

Whether you’re applying for a cook job by email or on paper, you have to send a cover letter. It supports your resumé and highlights your cooking skills and achievements as a cook.

Cook Cover Letter Format

Typically, a cook cover letter contains 3-4 paragraphs. The details of each paragraph are mentioned below:

First Paragraph
Start your cover letter by mentioning the job title and source. Mention your passion for working for the employer.

Second and Third Paragraph(s)
– Highlight your experiences and accomplishments as a cook.
– Customize your background in keeping with the needs of the prospective employer.
– Emphasize your cooking as well as communication and customer service skills.
– Focus on what you can do for the employer and not what they can do for you.

Last Paragraph
Use the last paragraph of a cook cover letter to show in small details that reflect that you’ve done your research. Mention your job application follow-up steps.

Review the cook cover letter samples below in order to get a better idea.

Sample Cover Letter for Cook Position

Logan Oldman
2450 New Street, Henrico, VA 66252
(000) 528-0212
logan @ email . com

July 27, 2020

Ms. Charlene Murray
Human Resource Manager 
627 Derbyshire Road
Henrico, VA 66252

Dear Ms. Murray:

As a passionate culinary professional with exceptional knife skills, I am seeking to work for Hyatt as a cook.

Through my hands-on experiences in fast-paced culinary settings, I developed expertise in cost-effectively preparing different kinds of foods. Mainly, I am competent at cooking Asian, French, Italian, and Lebanese cuisines. I have a track record of maintaining quality standards in the preparation of foods by following established recipes and protocols.

As a cook, I ensured quality and safety standards for food preparation and service. I saved $1500 per week by introducing unique food portioning techniques. I am eager to bring the same commitment and skills in food preparation, quality maintenance, and safe food handling.

I look forward to meeting with you in an interview, Ms. Murray, and will call you next week to follow-up. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Logan Oldman
(000) 528-0212

Cook Cover Letter Sample 2

Emily Johnson
69 8th Street
Pensacola, FL 23698
(000) 590-1234

July 27, 2020

Ms. Sara Chris
Human Resources Manager
Baptist Healthcare
44 New Horizon Street
Pensacola, FL 21014

Dear Ms. Chris:

With this letter, I would like to introduce myself and share my sincere motivation to work for Baptist Healthcare in the capacity of a Cook. My culinary skills coupled with my enthusiasm to assist others and to learn from experiences, make me an exceptional candidate.

I have a successful track record of preparing a wide range of food in keeping with the recipe’s specifications and accurate portioning. Besides culinary tasks, I am able to adhere to strict COVID-19 and hygiene guidelines. Specifically, I am adept at:

  • Weighing, measuring, and assembling ingredients.
  • Properly executing all recipes.
  • Operating different utensils and kitchen equipment.
  • Executing food production and plating, according to stated spec and timing.
  • Maintaining a clean, clutter-free, and organized station at all times.
  • Embracing teamwork and creating a positive work environment.

The enclosed resume highlights my skills and qualifications in detail.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the results I can bring as a dedicated member of your culinary team. If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (000) 590-1234.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Emily Johnson

Enc. Resume

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