: a skilled cook who manages the kitchen (as of a restaurant)
— chef intransitive verb
— chef·dom \-dəm\ noun
Examples of CHEF
- The hotel's chef trained at the finest culinary institutes in Europe.
- He's the head chef at a five-star restaurant.
- a celebrity chef with her own TV show
- My friend is an excellent chef.
Origin of CHEF
French, short for chef de cuisine
head of the kitchen
First Known Use: 1840
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