\ ˈsü \

Definition of sous 

: being an assistant used chiefly in titles a sous-chef

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Take away Mbappé in Bondy, and replace him with Paul Pogba in Lagny-Sur-Marne and Roissy-en-Brie, N’Golo Kanté in Suresnes, Blaise Matuidi in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Benjamin Mendy in Longjumeau. New York Times, "World Cup 2018: The Boys From the Banlieues," 7 June 2018 The sous chef choices were the right ones, but the only issue is that Carrie and Southern cookin’ don’t quite go together. Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "Talkin' Top Chef Finale: A Winner Is Decided," 8 Mar. 2018 Another collaborative effort, Charleen Badman of FnB teamed up with her former sous chhef Sacha Levine, who plans to open her first solo endeavor, The In Betweens, this summer. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here are the best dishes of the 2018 Devour Culinary Classic," 4 Mar. 2018 He and Higgins-Baltzley, who had been executive sous chef at Ribelle, were expecting a baby. Devra First,, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 Kathy Elkins, former sous chef under Knight, has been promoted to lead the restaurant as the new executive chef. Houston Chronicle, "Harold’s gets new executive chef," 9 July 2018 Zak Baker, who previously was chef de cuisine at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee and sous chef at Ristorante Bartolotta in Tosa, will be making pasta fresh daily at the new restaurant, which still is to be named. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Juniper 61 in Tosa will stay open into August, before new restaurant comes in," 3 July 2018 Ditter will be Liter House's sous chef, and Simon will work behind the bar, said Eddie Sahm of Sahm's Restaurant Group. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The Vanguard restaurant closes in Broad Ripple," 26 June 2018 Barnett, an executive sous chef at Hedonism II clothing-optional resort in Negril, said all have been familiarizing themselves with each other's cooking style and flavor palate. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "'Hands up, utensils down.' Who will be named Caribbean top chef?," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of sous

1687, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sous

French, preposition, literally, under, from Old French suz, from Latin subtus, adverb, below, under; akin to Latin sub under — more at up

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