cu·​li·​nar·​i·​an ˌkə-lə-ˈner-ē-ən How to pronounce culinarian (audio)
: cook, chef

Examples of culinarian in a Sentence

a celebrated culinarian who started his own cooking school
Recent Examples on the Web Both Noto and Lankford say one of the most rewarding aspects of planning this dinner is creating a network of female culinarians in real time. al, 13 Mar. 2019 How can food writers and culinarians who want to see more chefs like Adjepong on TV and behind the stove continue the momentum and keep using that episode as a teachable moment? Shauna Stuart |,, 21 June 2019 DelSignore is purely Italian, though the influence of the French culinarians is inescapable in that part of the world (despite what the Italians will tell you otherwise). Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 19 June 2019 Cayden Fielder, the culinarian behind vegan Caycakes Bakery, said the 3-month-old dinner party provides a creative outlet for him. Lauren Delgado,, 7 June 2018 Each year, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience honors a local culinarian with the Ella Brennan Award. Todd A. Price,, 23 Jan. 2018 There are some things most cooks and culinarians agree upon, though. Katie Chang, Vogue, 20 Aug. 2017 A cast-iron culinarian, Shelton gets back to basics using simple skillets. Mary G. Pepitone,, 6 June 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of culinarian was in 1949

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“Culinarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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