noun \ˈshef\

: a professional cook who usually is in charge of a kitchen in a restaurant

: a person who prepares food for people to eat

Full Definition of CHEF

:  a skilled cook who manages the kitchen (as of a restaurant)
:  cook
chef intransitive verb
chef·dom \-dəm\ noun

Examples of CHEF

  1. The hotel's chef trained at the finest culinary institutes in Europe.
  2. He's the head chef at a five-star restaurant.
  3. a celebrity chef with her own TV show
  4. My friend is an excellent chef.

Origin of CHEF

French, short for chef de cuisine head of the kitchen
First Known Use: 1840

Related to CHEF

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with CHEF

CHEFDOM Defined for Kids


noun \ˈshef\

Definition of CHEF for Kids

:  a professional cook who is usually in charge of a kitchen in a restaurant
:  1cook <My mom is a great chef.>


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