During A Recent Journey, You Sat Next To A Businessman Who Owns A Chain Of Restaurants | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

During, a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him and he suggested that you should contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants.
Write a letter to this businessman. In your letter
• Remind him when and where you met
• Tell him what kind of job you are interested in
• Say why you think you would be suitable for the job

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Mr George,

My name is James Smith. I hope you remember me. Last Saturday, we sat next to each other on a flight to Mumbai and had a healthy discussion about your business and the chains of prestigious restaurants you own. Also, you mentioned that you have a few open requirements for waiters and chefs. Hence, I am writing to discuss the same.

I would like to apply for the position of a chef at any of your restaurants. I have acquired a Master’s degree in hotel management from a reputed institute and pursued a year of internship at the Oberoi hotel. In addition to this, I have gained experience as an assistant chef in a small cafe in Bandra.

Cooking is my passion and I specialize in cooking Italian and Chinese cuisines. As I am a keen learner, I am sure that I will be able to perfect my craft by assisting other senior chefs.

If given a chance to showcase my skills, I will not fail to meet your expectations. Thus, I would like you to consider me for this position.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,


Manjusha Nambiar

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