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[usually in singular] (in a professional kitchen) the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service.
- ‘Then we get on with the mise en place, get the cooking out of the way and get ready for the service.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘By 11.30 am the mise en place is finished.’
French, literally putting in place.
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