Be able to produce a CV and covering letter for a job application

A CV is often the first impression a prospective employer will have of a job applicant and a covering letter is often needed to support a job application. It is, therefore, important that the CV and covering letter are well presented, accurate and appropriate for the job application.

Job Role

JOB TITLE: Commis Chef


REPORTS TO: Sous Chef, then Head Chef


To assist the Senior Chef on duty with storage, preparation and cooking of all food items for the Bar and Grill, whilst adhering to all Health and Food Safety areas of “Due Diligence” as laid out by management in the Hotel Health & Safety HACCP and Food Safety Hazard Analysis Training Documents. To also demonstrate and help maintain high levels of service that consistently exceeds the expectations of our members.


To assist and monitor food stocks and stock movement.

To understand daily departmental costs and how they influence profit and loss results.

To ensure minimum kitchen wastage.

To learn and record skills and recipes from other members of the department.

To follow the cleaning schedules for the kitchen and clean the section and other areas as directed.

To ensure stock is controlled and rotated. Accept and store deliveries

To ensure that mis en place is completed in your section.

To report any maintenance issues to the Head Chef immediately.

To comply with all policies and procedures to ensure that all-statutory regulations are observed.

To comply with the conditions of the food hygiene policies.

To be flexible and willing to help other departments at busy times if required.

Assignment  Brief

Assignment Brief One: Produce a current CV for yourself for the above job role as a commis chef ensuring that it meets the following criteria:

a) It is no more than two A4 pages

b) The most important information is on the front page

c) It has the appropriate font size

d) It is correctly aligned on the page

e) The information is accurate, relevant and appropriate

Assignment Brief Two: Produce a current Covering Letter for the job as a commis chef ensuring that it meets the following criteria:

a) Follows acceptable guidelines for a Covering Letter

b) Use bullet points to highlight any skills relevant to the job

c) It has the appropriate font size

d) Include any extra relevant information not covered in the CV

Put the CV and Covering letter into the appendix file as:

Appendix Two – CV

Appendix Three – Covering Letter

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