Definition of restaurateur
: the operator or proprietor of a restaurant
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In 1988, model Toukie Smith introduces De Niro to Montrachet restaurateur Drew Nieporent and the pair set about collaborating on an eatery in Manhattan's not-quite-burgeoning Tribeca neighborhood.
Tim Graham (former exec chef at Travelle) and wife, Rebekah Graham (former wine and beer coordinator at The Publican), will team with restaurateur Branko Palikuca (Amber, Citrine, Topaz) in a 100-plus-seat, as-yet-unnamed space in Logan Square.
And later this summer restaurateur Jason Atherton is launching what promises to be the world's first Augmented Reality cocktail menu at his Michelin-starred London eatery City Social.
Hosted by chef Gordon Ramsay, pastry chef Christina Tosi and chef and restaurateur Aaron Sanchez, the show features contestants competing in various challenges throughout the season.
Cleveland restaurateur Tony George, founder of the Harry Buffalo chain and Barley House, has signed on to build and manage the restaurant.
But on a macro scale, the involvement of white chefs and restaurateurs with foreign cuisines can benefit all.
Chipotle's restaurateur program provides a path for employees who might start out earning an hourly wage assembling burritos to achieve the upper ranks of management and six-figure salaries.
This is precisely what attracted one restaurateur to sign up with DinnerBroker.
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Did You Know?
Restaurateur and restaurant were borrowed directly from related French words, and both ultimately derive from the Latin word restaurare ("to restore"). Restaurateur is the older of the two; our earliest evidence dates it to 1793. Restaurant is only slightly newer; it dates to 1806. Of the two words, restaurant is of course significantly more common—a fact that may have influenced the development of the variant spelling restauranteur for restaurateur. Restauranteur first appeared a mere 44 years after restaurateur, but it is considered by many to be an error. It is, however, a standard variant, albeit one that continues to be used less frequently than restaurateur.
Origin and Etymology of restaurateur
French restaurateur, from Late Latin restaurator restorer, from Latin restaurare
First Known Use: 1796
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: a person who owns or manages a restaurant
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