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Definition of sous

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

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Nakayama and her sous chef and wife, Carole Iida-Nakayama, keep things simpler at home. Genevieve Ko,, "Master Class: Michelin-starred n/naka chefs on how to make the perfect onigiri," 13 June 2019 Aniston played sous chef when Curry stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show to whip up a few dishes. Ana Calderone,, "Ayesha Curry Puts Cheese in Her Guacamole—and Jennifer Anistion Gives It Her 'Nod of Approval'," 5 June 2019 Executive chef Javier Ledesma has worked in Chicago at House of Blues, Vong’s Thai Kitchen, the Signature Room, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant and Bar Siena, while sous chef Cody Mang most recently worked at Taverna Tonelli in Michigan City. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "Goblin & the Grocer serves ‘Midwest small plates’ and boutique wine," 5 June 2019 Using a food processor is like having your own personal sous chef — owning one will save you from having to do tons of tedious and tiring prep work. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Food Processors to Buy, According to Kitchen Appliance Experts," 1 Feb. 2019 After graduating, Sheppard took a break from the Big Apple and took a job as sous chef at the Lake Hotel in an isolated part of Yellowstone National Park. Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Ferocious Cooking of Fig and Pig," 7 Dec. 2018 Moving forward, six of SBE's Miami-area hotels will be required to run anti-discrimination training for all chefs, sous-chefs, managers and hourly employees as part of the settlement, the Herald reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Fired Miami hotel dishwashers called 'slaves' by supervisors win $2.5 million settlement," 4 Aug. 2018 Photo: Jerome Galland for The Wall Street Journal Gregory Stawowy, a native of Burgundy, spent eight years in New York working for Daniel Boulud at his restaurant Daniel, eventually rising to executive sous chef. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "The Most Innovative Chefs in Lyon, France’s Gastronomic Capital," 24 July 2018 Before his time at LongBranch, Ditter was Bluebeard's sous chef. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The Vanguard restaurant closes in Broad Ripple," 26 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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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