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Cover Letter Example for a Cook

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Here is a sample cover letter to use when applying for a job as a cook.

Cook Cover Letter Example

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Name
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Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name

I am applying for the job of cook at XYZ Hospital. You specify that you are looking for someone with cooking experience and customer service skills. My skills and experience make me an ideal candidate for the position.

I have been working in the culinary industry for seven years. For the past three years, I have served as a short-order cook at XYZ Diner. I am therefore comfortable preparing meals quickly and efficiently - a necessary skill in a busy hospital cafeteria. I have also served in other capacities in restaurants; I began as a dishwasher, and then spent three years as a line cook at XYZ fast food restaurant. I would therefore be comfortable performing a variety of tasks in the cafeteria.

You state that applicants should have strong customer service skills. As a short-order cook, I constantly interact with customers; I serve customers seated at the bar, and therefore know how to maintain a positive report with customers. In fact, I received the award for "Employee of the Month" four times at XYZ Diner, due in large part to my customer service skills.

I am confident that my experience and skills will make me a valuable member of the XYZ Hospital culinary team. I have enclosed my resume, and will call within the week to see if we might arrange a time to speak together. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Emailing Your Cover Letter

For a cover letter sent by email, here is an example of a Subject line to use for your message:

Subject: Cook Application - Your Name

Related: Cook Resume

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