The purpose of a cover letter can often be misunderstood, even by some recruitment sites which include them as an optional extra rather than highlighting their importance to the application process. A well-written cover letter can be more effective even than a carefully crafted resume as it provides recruiters with a chance to see what you are like beyond the list of roles and responsibilities you have had during your career.
Writing a cover letter can be a difficult business, especially if it doesn't come naturally to you to highlight your best points. There is plenty of information online to help you work out what you need to include and what you should be avoiding, but it can still be hard to get started. Our restaurant manager cover letter sample comes with plenty of advice and information to help you work out how to write a letter which will give recruiters a positive impression of you and helps your application stand out.
Dear Ms. Granger,
I know that La Menagerie is renowned for its contemporary menus and extensive wine list, but the reason I have always wanted to work there is their reputation for innovation and their use of local produce on their menus.
In the three years that I have worked at Giovanni's, I have been increasingly interested in the success of menus which suit the seasons by making use of the suppliers we have on our doorstep. I have worked with our head chef to update the 'classic' dishes to give them new twists which have been hugely well received by our customers. This has, in turn, made the restaurant more profitable as we are no longer paying premium prices for imported foods.
I understand that you are looking for a manager who can uphold the high expectations your customers have of a fine dining restaurant. Having worked with some of the most accomplished staff, both front and back of the house, I have developed a keen sense of how to combine elegance and efficiency to provide customers with a delightful dining experience.
Your listing mentions the need for someone who has experience of training staff which is particularly appealing to me as I have been involved in delivering a series of in-house training sessions to staff on everything from health and safety to etiquette.
I see that La Menagerie has been nominated for a 'Foodie' award this year and I would love to join your team to ensure that they win the 'Golden Plate' award next year.
I would like to come in and learn how your new POS system is working - would it be possible to meet with you to discuss the manager's role?
Many thanks for your consideration.