To whom it may concern,
I am a young cook from Edmonton Alberta, very interested in staging at your restaurant. I am fascinated by your menu and the overall energy that L'Abbatoir creates. I strongly desire to work with a team of professionals such as yourselves and would very much like to observe the process required to create food of the caliber that you serve. I believe time spent under the tutelage of Chef Lee Cooper and his team would be an invaluable opportunity to gain new skills and expand my knowledge.
I am currently Attending N.A.I.T completing the final semester of the apprenticeship program at N.A.I.T in the culinary arts. This program ends on April 20'th 2011. Therefore I am available to stage after this date and would like to stage for approximately three weeks.
Thank you very much for your time, I have attached my resume for you to examine.
Thank you so much for your help chef! This was the info. I needed to get the ball rolling on a cover letter. Here is what I've managed to write, I will try to expand on/refine it, can you give me anymore pointers?