If you are keen to be a Sous Chef then you must have a passion for cooking and be interested in food and the ingredients that you are preparing. You will need an organised and creative nature to do this role well and be able to take instruction from your Chef. You will need to be able to work to tight deadlines and work under pressure calmly.
You should expect to work on weekends, bank holidays. You can find part time, temporary or permanent jobs at restaurants, hotels and etc. Your starting salary would be around £13,000 a year and head chefs can earn up to £30,000 a year.
Part-time, casual and seasonal work is often available.
If you have found a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter example which you can use as a guide for your application.
Related: Commis Chef Cover Letter
Sous Chef Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Sous Chef
I have seen your advert for the role of Sous Chef with your restaurant advertised in (which publication and when) and I would like to apply for this role.
I have always had a keen interest in cooking and working with different ingredients. I like to try making different dishes and usually have a good eye for what foods should go with what. I feel that I am a very creative person and show this through my food.
I am now looking to progress my career through being a Sous Chef, as you will see from my CV I have worked at different establishments learning about food and different methods of cooking and I would be very interested in working for your restaurant as you have a great reputation in the industry.
I would be happy to come and show you my culinary skills and to discuss the role in further detail. I am a very organised person who pays great attention to detail. I work well with others and like to work hard in a calm and patient manner.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to discuss anything further with you.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.