Restaurant cooks follow recipes to prepare menu items in a restaurant kitchen setting. They cut and prepare raw ingredients and prepare meals in accordance to customers’ orders. They use a variety of equipment such as fryers and cookers to assist them in their work. It is up to restaurant cooks to keep a restaurant’s image up in terms of food quality and service.

People applying for a restaurant cook position need to ensure that their cover letters are reflective of their love for food and their ability to conform to recipes. Restaurant owners looking to hire cooks keep their eyes peeled for candidate who possess knowledge and experience of working as a cook in a restaurant environment. The following cover letter sample conveys both.

See also: Restaurant Cook Resume Sample

Restaurant Cook Cover Letter Sample 1


Sara Smithson

321 Morrison Street,Burton, MI 78001
(333) 333-3333, sara @ email . com

March 1, 2015

Mr. Joshua Joseph
Restaurant Manager
Steak House
78 Red Arrow Road
Burton, MI 88999


Dear Mr. Joseph:

Your advertisement for a restaurant cook position at Steak House perfectly target on my skills as a cook. Possessing a combination of experience and knack for cooking regular and specialty food, I am positive that I am the right candidate for this position and would like to put my cards on the table as far as experience is concerned.

During my seven years long cooking career, I have worked in many different restaurants and fast food establishments where I learnt many cuisines. I believe that some of my accomplishments will be of interest to you:

✔ Achieved first runner-up position in the Great American Cook Off competition held in New York in 2011
✔ Increased customer-base of the restaurant by 39% in 6 months following introduction of specialty dishes and platter deals
✔ Trained seventeen employees as line cooks for the restaurant’s offshore projects

As I continue my journey through the wonders of delectable delights, I strive to offer the patrons of my cooking with something new all the time. My passion for cooking has been termed as “infectious” and this enthusiasm is what makes me stand in a class of my own. Not just my superiors, but people working in my team have also commended me on the quality of my cooking and aesthetic food presentation acumen.

I would like to discuss my skills as a restaurant cook by meeting with you in person. I will be available at (333) 333-3333 if you wish to speak to me.

Thank you for your consideration.



Sara Smithson

Sara Smithson

Enc: Resume

Restaurant Cook Cover Letter Sample


2288 Levis Common Boulevard
Muamee, OH 43551

March 1, 2015

Chase Cole
Hiring Manager
Big Al’s Diner
12600 Larch mere Blvd
Cleveland OH 43551


Dear Mr. Chase:

Being a well experienced, seasoned and professional cook, having expertise in more than five cultural cuisines, I strongly believe I am the right candidate for Restaurant Cook position at Big Al’s Diner.

After completing my apprenticeship from the kitchen of Grand Regency Hotel, I worked for the ‘Diversity Restaurant’ for five fruitful years. During my service, I came to learn and master various cuisines including American, French, Chinese, English and Italian. Being the senior chef during my last two years of service, I got hands on experience in supervision of the kitchen, final review of the food going out and dealing with many orders at a time. I also created two signature dishes that made their way to the ‘Chef’s Special’ section of the menu and the customers have always been satisfied by food sent out by me.

Other than cooking, I have been providing valuable services in developing the menu, monitoring the kitchen, training young chefs and creating unique dishes that make the customers keep coming back for more.

Just like the motto of Big Al’s Diner, I also believe in the power of tasting. I am confident that my expertise is a perfect match to your requirements. I would be extremely delighted to come over for an interview, wherein as an additional display of my expertise, I’d love to perform a cooking demonstration. My resume is enclosed; I am available for an interview for the whole week and the next; please feel free to call me at (088) 322.1122 for credentials and references.



Amy Princeton
(000) 999-0000
amy @ email . com

Encl. Resume