Executive Chef Cover Letters

As a highly skilled Executive Chef I read your posting for a new Executive Chef with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at Matthieu’s Famille Restaurant in particular my role as an Executive Chef at Chez Friso and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organisation.

With more than 10 years’ experience as an Executive Chef I am adept in employee supervision team leadership and time management. Moreover while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set including first-rate communication and motivational skills I excel at:

  • Budgeting and cost analysis
  • Menu planning
  • Hiring and training
  • Team building
  • Quality control inspections

In addition to my experience and personal qualities I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for international cuisine specifically French and Italian. I am extremely enthusiastic about Matthieu’s Famille Restaurants’ focus on L’apĂ©ritif and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your continued success.

Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and career achievements. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Jane Martin
Sometown, CA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | jm@somedomain.com | Blog URL | Instagram handle

December 8, 2017

Mr. William Frazier
Household Manager
55 Tiller Ave.
Sometown, CA 55555

Re: Private Chef | Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Frazier:

I was intrigued by the private chef opening posted on Monster, and I am very interested in discussing this opportunity.

Classically trained at the renowned XYZ Institute, I earned an AOS in culinary arts and mentored under celebrity chef Bill Jones as a sous chef for 3 years. Following this experience, I held executive chef positions within 4-star restaurants for a leading hospitality group, and spent the past 2 years as a chef on luxury yachts.

Whether preparing a small intimate dinner or a 7-course affair for 250+, I take pride in delighting clients with delicious meals prepared to the highest standards. My mission is to exceed customer expectations, and I have earned a reputation for doing precisely that throughout my career.

Well versed in preparing ethnic cuisine (e.g., Italian, Asian, Indian, Greek, Mexican, French and Caribbean) using the freshest ingredients, I also enjoy creating unique dishes that blend unexpected flavor combinations. In addition, I am experienced in meeting special dietary needs and requests, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie, low-carb and dairy-free meals.

It would be a pleasure to prepare sample dishes for you and your team to give you a “taste” of my culinary style. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set this up. Thank you.

Jane Martin

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