Catering Assistant Cover Letter Sample

An Example of a Summer Catering Job Cover Letter

If you're looking to make some extra cash this summer working for a caterer, and you have previous food service experience, you're in luck. Caterers are always on the lookout for people with solid food experience, especially those who have shown that they excel in a fast-paced environment. The main thing you need to do is let the hiring manager know more about your background than a standard resume reveals.

In other words, state your case in your cover letter.

If you need help getting started, below is a sample cover letter for a summer catering position (and summer catering job resume example) that can be tailored to fit your background.

Summer Catering Job Cover Letter Example

Dear Mr. Sharpe,

Please accept my application for the position of catering server for Delicious Delights Catering. I would love the opportunity to be a member of your highly regarded catering company. I believe my food service experience, attention to detail, and knack for hospitality make me an excellent candidate for the position.

I have worked in the food service industry for the past six years, serving as a waitress and a dining hall assistant. These positions helped me master the art of serving food to customers in fast-paced environments. For example, as a waitress, even when the restaurant was crowded and noisy, I never got rattled and forgot or misplaced orders.

I have always had the ability to work well under pressure. I have even been awarded multiple employee-of-the-month titles for my ability to remain focused in a busy environment. I know I will remain focused and driven while serving guests at your events, whether they are small elegant dinner parties or large lively school reunions.

I understand that you focus on outdoor weddings, especially large-scale weddings with upwards of 250 people in attendance. I know that in situations like that things can go haywire. The main thing is to remain calm and make sure the guests are unaware that anything has gone awry. I want you to know that I excel in difficult situations. For example, while waitressing at Big Eddies Fish House, a graduation party of 30 came in and the kitchen was not prepared to handle that large a group of people. I suggested that the guests begin by sharing a mix of our famous appetizers. I also got the manager to offer the table some complimentary appetizers. This gave the kitchen time to prepare the meals and the guests were pleased with the hospitality I showed them. 

I would be happy to supply you with several references and hope to be afforded the opportunity to meet with you in person to present my qualifications in more detail.

Thank you for your time and consideration and please feel free to email me or call my landline or cell phone if you have any questions.


Leah Squire
125 East Street
Springfield, MA 01102
Home: 123-454-6446 Cell: 123-888-9653

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Mathew Gordon
Hiring Manager
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street 
B18 6NF

16th September 2013

Dear Mr Gordon,

Having read your advert on the website, I would like to apply for the position of Catering Assistant. 

As an experienced, courteous and efficient Catering Assistant, I am more than able to ensure consistently high standards of service, presentation and cleanliness. I have spent the last two years working for ................. as a Catering Assistant, doing many of the duties that you have listed in your job description. My current employer has awarded me the ‘Employee of the Month’ certificate no less than four times in the past year.

I always follow instructions accurately and competently, and am able to maintain a high standard of hygiene and safety within the workplace. As a hand’s on person I know how to operate tills, clean tables, take orders from customers, and serve food in fast-paced environments. My other skills include being able to prepare counters, displays and dining areas, as well as set up and dismantle furniture. 

I have successfully taken part in many public and private events where I was intimately involved in preparing, presenting and storing food. I also possess a current food hygiene certificate and know a considerable amount about the hospitality and catering industries.   

Please find attached my CV, along with copies of my relevant certificates. Besides the experiences listed on my enclosed resume, I must also point out that I have a flexible attitude to working hours and am willing to work extra hours and weekends.

I am eager to discuss my experience and skills with you in more details, and would love the opportunity of an interview. I thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you in the near future. 

Yours sincerely, 

Karen Higgins
120 Made Up Street
B18 6NF
T: 0044 121 638 0026

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