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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, literally ‘putting in place’.

Pronunciation

mise en place

/miz ɑ̃ plas//ˌmiːz ɒ̃ ˈplas/