Cover letter for a line cook (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a line cook.”

Examples of line cook cover letters

To get a line cook position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a line cook cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Line cook cover letter” 

“Tia Petersen

City, State, Zip Code

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

Dear Mr. Davis,

I would like to apply for the Line Cook position at Sanders Family Restaurant. I have two years of experience in the restaurant industry and am dedicated to my craft. As a prep cook with Papa Sam’s Restaurant I assist the chef by chopping food cleaning vegetables and other duties as assigned. I am well versed in food prep and sanitation. My ability to follow directions and to learn quickly have served me well in this industry.

In addition to my practical experience I hold an Associate’s degree in Hospitality Management. My current employer has praised my dedication to the job and my interpersonal skills with co-workers. I would enjoy the opportunity to bring these qualities to the kitchen of Sanders Family Restaurant.

I consider myself a well-qualified candidate for the position of Line Cook in your restaurant and am confident you will find me to be a good fit. Please feel free to contact me whenever is convenient for you in order to set up an in-person meeting so that I can show you my kitchen skills. I thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you.


Tia Petersen”

Sample 2: “Line cook cover letter” 

“Jensen Pope

(111) 789-3456


Dear Hiring Manager,

I am responding to your online advertisement for a Line Cook at The Flagship Bar and Grill. I possess the skills and experience to make a positive impact on your restaurant’s kitchen operations. I know how to prep ingredients, cook all of them to their required specifications, and then assemble the meals while following your head chef’s instructions.

I currently work as a Line Cook at the Foundry Diner. My duties include cooking, inspecting and testing meals for quality before they go out to guests, and handling tickets as servers bring them to the line. I work in a team of eight kitchen members; we make and serve meals for up to 180 patrons at each meal period. To ensure the kitchen staff could continue to keep the required pace, I worked with our sous-chef to refine our food prep and cooking procedures. This allowed us to reduce the overall time to cook each meal by 15%.

As a dedicated restaurant professional, I respect the chain of command in the kitchen. I adhere to the executive chef’s instructions and ensure other kitchen staff members do the same. This environment has allowed me to continuously improve my ability to multitask, and I will bring the same dedication to time management and cleanliness to your restaurant.

Please review my attached resume to learn more about me and my qualifications. I thank you in advance for considering me for the Line Cook opening at The Flagship Bar and Grill. I look forward to connecting with you soon for an interview.


Jensen Pope”

Sample 3: “Line cook cover letter” 

“Dear Mr. Mitchell,

I would like to apply for the line cook position being offered by your company. It’s takes a quality minded person with a true desire to succeed in the food industry to be a great candidate for this job and I believe I meet these qualifications.

Here is a summary of the value and contributions I can bring to Westin Virginia Beach if hired, I have/am:

•More than 2 year of experience working as a cook in a family restaurant

•Available to work nights and weekends•The ability to maintain a clean, sanitized work environment and meet all food safety standards•The ability to create a daily prep list, work independently or as a team, work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task with perfection

I have successfully completed the class on food safety and proper handling procedures given by the state and received my food handler’s certificate. I have an understanding of the importance of complying with these standards no matter what the situation may be.

I’m sure that I could be an excellent addition to the workers and management at Westin Virginia Beach if given the opportunity. Please feel free to give me a call at your earliest convenience at (555)-555-5555, or if you prefer, you can email me at [email]


Your Signature

Georgine Lapham”

Sample 4: “Line cook cover letter” 

“Dear Mr. Provencal,

I have a passion for food and working with a team to bring delicious concepts from the mind of a chef to a plate in a restaurant. With several years of experience training with top chefs in several regions, I have learned a variety of skills and dishes necessary in a busy kitchen. I am the ideal candidate for the position of line cook available in your restaurant.

A line cook must have excellent communication skills as well as creativity, dexterity, and endurance. The ability to work as a team is necessary in an efficient kitchen. My professional experience has taught me how to manage a variety of commands, communicate about the needs of customers, and be an effective member of a team all while executing the skills necessary to complete fantastic dishes.

My years of experience demonstrate my dedication to food preparation. My licensing and health safety training are all current, and I am prepared to begin work in this state immediately. I eagerly await your response, and I look forward to discussing my application with you further in an interview setting. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

John Doe”

Sample 5: “Line cook cover letter” 


[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[Restaurant Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Telephone No.]

[Hiring Manager’s Email]

Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Hiring Manager’s Surname],

I’ve been in the kitchen since I was five years old, so I’d be thrilled to bring a lifetime of passion for food to [Restaurant Name] as your new Line Cook. With an associate’s degree in culinary arts, ACF certification, and 5 years of experience in Cajun, Creole, and Middle Eastern cuisines, I’m confident that I’ll be a strong candidate for the role.

As a line cook at Upperline restaurant, I’m known for delivering quality dishes that consistently garner praise from patrons. I also bring a proven ability to save thousands of dollars by reducing food waste, improving cooking processes, and negotiating with vendors.

During my career, I’ve shown outstanding attention to detail in preparing, cooking, and presenting food, evident by the following achievements:

Contributing to a 20% increase in monthly reservations through word of mouth from satisfied patrons

Reducing projected yearly costs by an average of $90K for 3 consecutive years

Representing Upperline restaurant on local TV, newspapers, and charity events

Cooking isn’t a job to me but a lifestyle. I often experiment with ingredients and flavors to come up with new dishes or improve existing ones on my days off. Furthermore, I enjoy training junior line cooks on recipes, techniques, and best practices.

I’m positive that I’ll be an asset to [Restaurant Name]’s brigade. I look forward to meeting you to learn more about the position. You may reach me by phone at (895) 555-555 or via email at to arrange an interview.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of line cook cover letters

What makes a good line cook?

An excellent line cook has experience at high-quality restaurants and a proven ability to work cleanly and efficiently in a high-volume kitchen.

Do line cooks need experience?

No. However, prior experience will give you an advantage over other candidates.

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