Are you good at cooking and want to pursue career in this field? Nowadays, cook position is very in demand because the earning is high and there is opportunity for career advancement. In order to be a professional cook someday, you should choose a working place that can make your career grows. Cooks can work in many places such as restaurants and hotels. However, applying for a cook position in such restaurants and hotels is not easy. You will have a lot of competitors. The first thing you should focus on when applying for a job is the application letter. In order to make a good application letter for cook position that will attract your employer you should know at least a brief description of the job. There are many kinds of cooks such as head cooks, executive cooks, and line cooks. Their duties are not limited in preparing meals but also deal with kitchen sanitary and the like. Even executive chefs are responsible for hiring and giving a training as well. Of course application letter is not the only thing which is important. But, since it is the path for the interview, you should write it well. If you fail to attract the employer within the application letter, you will lose the chance for the interview, meaning that you will lose a chance to work in the company you desire.
Focus on Skills and Experiences
Experiences are often required to apply for cook positions especially if you apply in reputable restaurants. Even after being accepted, new employees are required to join a training program. Therefore you should list in the application letter your experiences related to cooking field. At least talk about your current career. Description about skills and experiences are written in the second paragraph while the first paragraph is the introductory paragraph in which you tell the employee the purpose of writing the application letter and how you are informed about the jop opening. In paragraph one you should also highlight your interest towards the job and why you think the job fit to with you. Since job description may be different in different places, you should explain a little bit on some duties that you have ever handled. A cook, for example, should be able not only to cook properly but also use commercial kitchen utensils, prepare meals in bulk effectively, memorize certain recipes, etc. Sometimes one of the qualifications for cook position is education either traditional schooling or hospitality degree program. If you have no experiences, you can talk about what you got in some job trainings when you were at campus.
Focus on Traits
Beside skills, experiences, and education, it is also important to show your traits in the application letter although in indirect way. Cools must be able to cook several things at once quickly because in a sought after restaurants usually there are multiple orders and bulk orders. A good communication skill is therefore very important because as a cook you will work with other cooks, assistants, waiters, etc. You can, for example, tell the employer that you can work well in team as well individuals, perform multitasks, good memory (implies that you can memorize recipes well), etc.