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.