executive chef

plural executive chefs

Definition of executive chef

: the head chef of a professional kitchen or of a group of professional kitchens the restaurant's executive chef and owner His résumé was filled with Connecticut restaurants …; at Le Coq Hardi Restaurant in Stamford, he was, variously, … first cook, sous chef, and finally executive chef.— Michael Ruhlman Bala Kumanan, a French-trained chef, oversees the quality of the food … as the executive chef of the high-end restaurants that span from Vancouver to Ottawa.— John French — compare chef de cuisine

First Known Use of executive chef

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Executive chef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20chef. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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