Definition of mise en place in English:

mise en place

noun

  • usually in singular (in a professional kitchen) the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service.

    • ‘By 11.30 am the mise en place is finished.’
    • ‘To change this, Bellanger's base preparations and mise en place are well organized for service, allowing him to operate the pastry station, like a hot line.’
    • ‘Then we get on with the mise en place, get the cooking out of the way and get ready for the service.’

Origin

French, literally ‘putting in place’.

Pronunciation

mise en place

/ˌmiːz ɒ̃ ˈplas//miz ɑ̃ plas/