One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel.
cook, cordon bleu cook, food preparerView synonyms
- ‘When you're eating in a restaurant and the chef comes over to your table you feel special.’
- ‘I thought I was writing the book for cooks and chefs and restaurant people in the New York area.’
- ‘There were plenty of other chefs to help cook, so the task did not take as long as she thought it would.’
- ‘Several local companies also supported the competition by donating produce for the young chefs to cook.’
- ‘With the experienced management team and the excellent chefs, this restaurant should do well.’
- ‘I have never met a chef who enjoys cooking vegetarian food, it confuses them.’
- ‘That means the chefs cook and the wine experts pour wine and talk about it.’
- ‘She praised the efforts of the restaurant's four chefs and five other members of staff.’
- ‘But there are plenty of professional chefs who find it hard to cope when it comes to camp cooking.’
- ‘Each sous chef has four assistant chefs under him who, in turn, have trainee cooks under them.’
- ‘However I would have to pity the poor chef who has to cook their pre-match and after match meals!’
- ‘Two other celebrity chefs have opened restaurants in Scotland recently.’
- ‘The restaurant employs five chefs and spends tens of thousands of pounds in training its cooks.’
- ‘Twenty-three per cent of chefs and cooks said that they were satisfied in their jobs.’
- ‘Their livers were then cut out and borne in triumph to a local restaurant, where the chef was ordered to cook them.’
- ‘Cash will be the vital ingredient as celebrity chefs cook up a special fundraising treat for charity.’
- ‘I'd never been to a restaurant where a chef completely decides what you're going to eat and drink.’
- ‘These will be bought by patrons and the chefs will cook it according to specifications.’
- ‘The restaurant changed its chef quite recently and we haven't been able to inspect it since.’
- ‘The best way to ‘winterise’ your fish is to do what restaurant chefs do and treat it as if it were meat.’
Work as a chef.‘when they finish cheffing, they gather themselves together and they drink their owners' best wines’
Early 19th century: French, literally ‘head’.
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