A cover letter not only complements your resume but hiring managers consider it a top tactic to boost
your chance of getting a job. According to a
, 49 percent of employers agree that a resume accompanied by a cover letter would cause them to pay
more attention to the resume.
So, once you're done creating your baker resume, it's time to turn your attention to writing a baker
Read How to Write a Baker Resume in 2023
(Sample and Writing Tips) for tips on how you can craft an effective resume.
How to Write a Baker Cover Letter
On your resume, you listed the various skills and accomplishments in your previous positions.
However, that doesn’t paint a clear picture of how you’ll help the company you're applying to
succeed and increase sales.
That’s where a cover letter comes in. It lets you talk about your goals, achievements, and motivation
in more depth.
Match your cover letter’s tone to the specific company’s culture. After all, you
want to make a good impression that will make you stand out.
Cover letter Example
A cover letter is divided into five main sections, namely:
- Cover letter header
- Cover letter greeting
- Cover letter introduction
- Cover letter middle paragraphs
- Cover letter conclusion and sign-off
Let’s get into the details of how to craft a compelling baker cover letter.
The cover letter header contains your name and contact information, which should be at the top.
It includes your:
- full name,
- city and state
- phone number, and
- email address.
You can also include the date when you're applying for the job.
You want to make sure that this information is up-to-date and accurate since it's how the recruiter
will communicate with you if you get shortlisted. You can also add a link to your social media if
it's relevant to the post.
For instance, if you create baking videos and post them on Instagram, you can attach a link to your
IG page to highlight some of your skills.
Cover Letter Greeting
The greeting of your cover letter should be formal and professional unless otherwise stated in the
job description. Use a greeting such as "Dear [Employer/Hiring Manager]" or "Hello [Employer/Hiring
To make it more personal, try to find the name of the person you are writing to and use their name in
the greeting. If you can't find their name, you can use a generic greeting such as "Dear Hiring
Manager" or "Dear Hiring Team". Avoid the overused term "To Whom It May Concern" as it's rather
Cover Letter Introduction
I am writing to express my interesr in the head baker position at Georgia French Bakey & Cafe. As a
certificated master baker with a passion for creating delicious and visually appealing baked goods,
I am confident in my ability to contribute to your team.
In the introduction section of your cover letter, briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are
writing. Mention the position you are applying for and where you learned about the job opportunity.
This is also a good place to highlight your relevant skills and qualifications.
Your focus on the introduction should be to hook the hiring manager and give them a reason to keep
reading the entire document.
Cover Letter Middle Paragraph(s)
I have a strong background in all aspects of baking, including bread and pastry production,
cake decorating, and chocolate work. In my previous position as a baker at Tito Bakers, I was
responsible for the production of a variety of breads and pastries using both traditional and
modern techniques. I also assisted in developing menus and creating new and innovative
I am skilled at following recipes accurately and have strong attention to detail. I am also an
excellent team player and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
A strong introduction will leave the reader wanting to know more about you. The middle paragraph(s)
forms the main part of your cover letter and should focus on explaining why you are the best fit for
This is your chance to sell yourself and show the employer how your skills and experience match the
job requirements. Use specific examples and achievements to illustrate your points.
Consider answering the questions: What benefits will you bring to the company if hired? What skills
do you possess that will be a valuable addition to the team?
Avoid using generic phrases. Instead, provide specific details regarding your expertise. You can
mention how you gained experience (maybe you started as an intern for a year?) or mention some big
names in the industry that you’ve worked with.
Cover Letter Conclusion and Sign-Off
I am excited about the opportunity to join your team and bring my skills and passion to
contribute to the success of the bakery. Thank you for considering my application. I look
forward to the opportunity to discuss the position further.
As much as you need a powerful cover letter introduction, you also need a strong ending.
It's where you include a call to action. Indicate you're available to start the new job
immediately or let them know you are ready for an interview.
Don’t forget to thank the employer for considering your application and express your enthusiasm for
the opportunity to interview for the job. End the letter with a professional closing, such as
"Sincerely" or "Best regards", followed by your name.
Remember to proofread your cover letter carefully before sending it. A well-written and professional
cover letter can make a strong first impression and increase your chances of getting an interview.
As you can see, writing a baker cover letter isn’t as complicated as you had imagined. All you need
to provide are facts about your baking career, with emphasis on your key achievements and what value
you bring to the new company.
Alex Miller is a writer, editor, and HR manager who specializes in education and counseling. He was born in Slovenia and moved to the USA as a teen. Alex loves to travel and explore old towns. He is passionate about psychology, literature, and good food.