Wattle Tree Crescent
Franksville NSW 2560
0414 333 666
(02) 1111 2222
28 November 2010
Lime Tree Café
45 Mango Lane
Orange Grove NSW 2358
Dear Ms Wilson
Re: Cook position, Ref: 483C
I am writing to express my interest in the position of Cook, Ref no. 483C, as advertised on Seek.com.
I am an experienced cook and have worked in the kitchen at the Franksville RSL Club for the past three years. It is a high-turnover environment where members of the team each have their responsibilities, but we all chip in with whatever needs to be done and work closely together. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are an essential part of the job, and I am valued for my energetic and enthusiastic approach to work.
With over five years of experience working in professional kitchens, I am adept at all aspects of food preparation and cooking, and at the RSL Club the dishes I prepare include gourmet salads, steak and chips, Thai curry, grilled fish, lamb, soba noodles and stir-fry. This is only a small sample of my repertoire, which is wide-ranging. I also hold a Food Handlers Certificate and pride myself on maintaining the highest standards of food hygiene.
After I graduated from high school, I also travelled for one year around the world, working in pubs, cafes and restaurants as I went. That experience taught me so much about the cooking and hospitality industry and every role in it. I developed my skills in cooking, cleaning and customer service and, most importantly, team work.
I have been passionate about food and cooking my whole life. My strengths as a cook are in modern Australian and Asian-influenced dishes, and Neil Perry and Tetsuya Wakuda are my personal heroes. I read cookbooks and experiment with new dishes in my spare time, and I love nothing better than the satisfaction of creating something fresh, exciting and delicious.
I am a diligent, energetic team player who will work hard to turn out food that is both beautiful to eat and beautifully presented. I would love the opportunity to bring my enthusiasm and passion for cooking to the team at the Lime Tree Café – you won’t regret it.
Line Cook Cover Letter
Line Cooks follow chef specifications in order to prepare food that ensures customer satisfaction. Their main responsibilities are preparing ingredients and assembling dishes. Other duties of a Line Cook are stocking cooking stations, replenishing supplies, chopping vegetables, preparing sauces, cooperating with kitchen workers, following chef directions, cleaning work stations, collecting and storing food leftovers, and making sure dishes are completed in time and at required standards.
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Dear Mr. Preston:
With this letter and the attached resume, I would like to express my sincere interest in the Line Cook position you have available. As an accomplished and dedicated professional with experience preparing and assembling meals for reputable dining establishments, I am confident that I possess the knowledge and skill set you are seeking.
My experience includes success preparing meals, running grill stations, and ensuring top-flight safety and quality in multiple restaurant kitchens while steadfastly adhering to the recipes and specifications held by each restaurant. Additionally, my talent for motivating and collaborating with team members positions me to make a significant contribution in this role.
The following achievements demonstrate my qualification for this position:
- Propelling culinary excellence within line cook positions with Meecham’s Grill in Sunnyside and with Juniper BBQ & Seafood in Glenville, respectively; produced up to 140 dinners each night as part of 8-10 member kitchen team.
- Prepared food items for broiling, grilling, frying, sauteing, or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning, and/or marinating.
- Identified areas for improvement and reorganized overall cooking procedures with Meecham’s Grill; cut meal processing time by 17%.
- Holding an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the Tulsa Community College.
- Demonstrating outstanding communication, organization, and time management abilities; fluent in Spanish.
My proven success in food preparation and general kitchen operations, along with my strong focus on food safety and facility cleanliness, will contribute immensely to the success of your restaurant. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Mark D. Hendrick