Cover letter for a kitchen helper (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a kitchen helper.”

Cover letter examples for a kitchen helper

When writing a kitchen helper cover letter, these are some of the important things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear Ms. Poe,

I was excited to hear about the kitchen helper position that just opened up and I’m submitting this letter to show my interest in this job. My long-term goals include becoming a respected and admired chef and this job will help me gain some of the experience needed to accomplish my goals.

I’m dependable and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment. I get along well with co-workers and have the drive and initiative to go ahead and take care of duties that need to be performed without having to be told every move.

I would like to thank you in advance for reviewing my resume and considering me for this position. I realize that the kitchen helper mostly cleans and assist the cooks but it’s still an excellent opportunity for me at this time. It will give me the chance to work with some of the best chefs in the area while continuing my education in this field.

I’m sure I have the qualities needed to help the business run smoothly and the staff at Citrus Cafe and Catering, Inc to work more efficiently if chosen for this position. Please call for an interview at (555)-555-5555, or send me an email at [email] to setup a date and time.


Thomas Westphal”

Sample 2:

“Dear Mr. Parnell:

In my search for a new position that supports my skills and physical abilities, I discovered the posting for a Kitchen Helper at Waves Fine Dining and was eager to submit my resume for your review. With my excellent collaboration and time management abilities, I am sure that I would make a positive impact on your restaurant in this capacity.

My background includes three years of experience supporting general kitchen operations with Marina Bar & Grill in Santa Monica. With my dedication to keeping restaurant kitchens clean and sanitary, along with my acquired skills in food preparation and inventory maintenance, my qualifications prepare me to excel in this position. In addition, my communication and organization abilities as well as my reliable attendance record will certainly make me a strong contributor to your kitchen team.

Consider the following skills that I offer:

Loading and unloading a 20-ft. conveyor dishwasher while demonstrating physical stamina and dexterity.

Working collaboratively with a 6-member kitchen team to maintain order and cleanliness.

Stocking ingredients and supplies, cleaning stations after each day’s shift, scrubbing floors, washing utensils, and preparing basic ingredients for cook.

Maintaining a friendly atmosphere with chefs, servers, and kitchen coworkers.

With my enthusiasm and rock-solid work ethic, I am confident that I would quickly exceed your expectations and benefit your busy restaurant’s kitchen operations. I look forward to discussing this position in more detail.

Thank you very much, and I hope to hear from you soon.


Fred D. Alvarez”

Sample 3:

“Breanna Wallace

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to apply for the Kitchen Helper position your restaurant advertised in the New Parkland Globe. My goals are to eventually become a master chef and having the opportunity to get in on the ground floor working in an upscale eatery would be invaluable to me. I am currently attending Culinary school and have some previous food service experience.

In my current role, I have been working as a waiter which has prepared me for the fast pace of restaurant work. I am hard-working and dependable. I have great interpersonal and social skills and work well as part of a team. Additionally, I understand from the advertisement that your chef is French and as an added benefit I am bilingual in French and English. I am able to take direction from others and am willing to help out in any way no matter how menial. If the chef wishes I am able to help prep many French dishes as I am currently studying French cooking and have learned a great deal.

I know I’ll be great as the kitchen helper at Le Bison. I look forward to meeting with you. Please call me to schedule an interview.


Breanna Wallace”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr./Ms.,

This is in regard to the job opening for the position of Kitchen Helper at [XXX Restaurant]. With an experience of over 2 years in cleaning, organizing, and managing the kitchen along with my dexterity skills, I believe I am the ideal candidate for this role.

[XXX Restaurant] is highly regarded for its mouth-watering delicacies and pleasant ambiance. Your restaurant employs some of the most renowned chefs and offers innovative food items. Being a part of your restaurant can be an enriching experience for me.

I have been working as a Kitchen Helper for the past 2 years in [YYY Restaurant]. I understand the practical difficulties in maintaining a kitchen and I can adapt to the changing needs in ensuring kitchen hygiene. At my current workplace, my day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Washing tables, cupboards, and cabins.
  • Cleaning utensils, panels, and cooking appliances regularly.
  • Wash meat, vegetables, and other food ingredients and keep them ready for cooking.
  • Mopping and sweeping kitchen floors as and when required.
  • Ensure all employees follow the safety protocol and maintain personal hygiene.
  • Assist in the preparation of sauces, desserts, and other food items.

I am good at multi-tasking and can attend to multiple tasks simultaneously. I am equipped with the necessary skills to excel in a fast-paced environment and ensure the kitchen is maintained properly with the highest standards. If given an opportunity, I can significantly contribute to the growth of your restaurant.

I am looking forward to meeting you in person and explaining how well I can be a fit in your restaurant. Thank you for your patience and time.


[Your Name]”

Sample 5:


Brian Mills

Restaurant Manager,

Sunshine Hotels,

1000 E. Sunshine Dr.,

Tucson, AZ 85718

Dear Mr. Mills,

This is with reference to your advertisement in the “Tucson Citizen”, inviting applications for the position of kitchen assistant in your esteemed restaurant. I hereby submit my application for the said position in your organization. I fulfill all the conditions of eligibility for the said position as mentioned in the advertisement. I have over seven years of experience as a kitchen helper with two different restaurants. I am seeking employment with an organization that offers many opportunities for growth and development to its employees.

I have worked as a kitchen assistant with two of the best-known names in the restaurant world. My experience has made me capable of taking care of all the duties and responsibilities that come with this job. I have successfully executed responsibilities like cleaning vegetarian and nonvegetarian foodstuffs, chopping raw food to the appropriate size before it is cooked, keeping the kitchen organized by keeping utensils, pots, and pans in their place; and unloading supplies as and when they arrive.

Other duties that I have handled include cleaning and disinfecting the kitchen floor, cleaning the kitchen table, washing kitchen utensils and other items in the kitchen, dumping of trash, replacing non-stick plastic sheets in garbage cans, and washing trash bins. I have also handled other miscellaneous responsibilities assigned to me.

It will be a pleasure to work with an organization that respects its employees and takes them along in the process of its growth. I have attached my resume with this cover letter. You can get in touch with me at the given telephone number or email address as and when you deem fit.

Yours sincerely,

(Ian Metcalfe)

Enclosure: Resume”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a cover letter for a kitchen designer?

How to write a kitchen designer cover letter

  • Make it job-specific. 
  • Highlight your accomplishments.
  • Mention your qualifications.

What skills should a kitchen designer possess?

Kitchen Helper Skills

  • Cooking skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Detail orientation

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