Dear Ms. Stark,
It is with pleasure I write you to submit my application for the post of Chef De Partie in your restaurant. I am convinced you will find that I am an eminently qualified candidate, and my skill set is the perfect match for your needs. You have only to read my resume to know your search is over!
I am a journeyman cook with Red Seal certification, and five years’ experience in a large kitchen in a military setting. I have recently received my release from service, and I am looking forward to securing employment in a commercial kitchen.
I received my apprentice cook training at Callaway High School and immediately began work in the kitchens at March Joint Air Reserve Base military base. I have worked my way up to the position of Chef de Partie, in charge of supervising and training four apprentice chefs in my department. Additionally, I have worked closely with the Sous-Chef to plan menus, manage inventory, and requisition supplies.
Working in a military environment hasn’t stunted my creativity. In fact, I have been given the opportunity to develop recipes of my own and to create unique new pairings for personnel to enjoy. You will need a cook who can work in a high-pressure environment to staff your co-op and interface with the public while at the same time preparing food. Your innovative approach to food preparation deserves the very best and most capable cook!
Please call me at (555)-555-5555 so we can discuss my suitability for this post.