Food Service Assistant Cover Letter Example

A food service assistant is someone who helps to prepare and serve food maybe in a school, a hospital or even a commercial environment such as a coffee shop or restaurant.

You will usually have some relevant food and hygiene related qualifications or be prepared to train on the job. This will be dependent on the volume of experience required as per the individual role.
You will need to have a keen interest in helping to make and serve volume food of any number of dishes and keep it warm until it is served and delivered to the people requiring the food depending on the environment.

If you have found a role in which you would like to apply for, please see the below covering letter which you can use as an example.

Food service assistants can earn between around £11,500 and £14,000 a year. Earnings will change depending on your experience and location of the business.

Related: Catering Assistant Cover Letter

Cover Letter for Food Service Assistant


Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Any Street
This Town
PO57 3DE

1st January 2014

Mrs. A. Manager
The Company
Employment Street
That Town
PO57 3DE

Dear Sir/Madam,

Application for a Food Service Assistant

I would like to apply for the role of Food Service Assistant which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).

I have had previous roles working in a hospital setting where I helped to make the meals on a daily basis which we rotated so that we got to make different things weekly. The dishes we made were varied and healthy but also I was involved in ensuring that dietary requirements were adhered to for health reasons or religion reasons. I enjoyed this variety and the importance of ensuring that the dishes were right and varied for the patients.

I have also done my basic hygiene certificate, please see enclosed with my CV so I understand the importance of ensuring a kitchen is kept clean and germ free and that precautions are taking when working with food to ensure that it is not contaminated at any cost.

I enjoy working in this type of role and would be grateful if you would consider my application.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanking you in advance for reading my CV and letter.

Yours sincerely


Good luck with writing your letter and CV.

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