Prep chefs are hired at the entry level in most organizations. Passing out of culinary school, you might find your niche in the world of food by first working as a prep chef in a reputed organization and then slowly making your way up. Writing a cover letter becomes a necessity at this point. And since you are applying for a first job, you need to be very detailed in what you have to offer – considering that you do have a lot to offer to an employer at this stage.
While studying in a culinary environment, you may have come across many instances where your food preparation and cooking skills were tested. Exams and demonstrations are administered at this point to determine how well a student knows his work. Make sure that you provide details of the times that you came out shining. When you can successfully make yourself come across as a rocking candidate, your employment success becomes guaranteed.
Cover letters are not just for people who have a lot of experience. Entry level applicants need to write them too. But at this level, you probably need to make a little more effort to come across as an individual who is truly worth an interview. Talk about experiences in school or during an internship, or the time that you were selected for or won a culinary competition. This information will make your cover letter solid.
857 7th Street
Winchester, MA 12411
September 4, 2016
Mr. Ronnie Hanson
Manager Human Resource
1297 Kenwin Road
Winchester, MA 55858
Dear Mr. Hanson:
My two most reverent accomplishments have been being part of Master Chef America (second runner up) and recipient of the Winchester Culinary Award 2014 – and all before I even graduated from Winchester Culinary School! I have been fortunate enough to be given so much exposure before even kick-starting my career, the benefit of which I would like to give to The Hyatt by working as a prep chef.
During my bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, I was provided with much insight into preparing Chinese, Italian, Russian, Iranian and Indian cuisines, along with our very own American fares. Possessing a great love for food preparation and cooking, you will find me not just an eager contributor to your team of gastronomic artists, but also an individual who has a great capacity to work with minimum supervision.
I will contact you after the New Year to ask for a date and time when we can meet in person and discuss my eligibility for this position. Until then, you can call me at (000) 102-8745.
Thank you for your time and consideration.