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Definition of sous

: being an assistant used chiefly in titlesa sous-chef

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Recent Examples on the Web Latido was also overseen by chef de cuisine Moses Fishman a former sous chef at the now closed Axle Brewing's Livernois Tap. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Hazel Park's Latido at Joebar closing as bar returns to its neighborhood roots," 30 Dec. 2019 Jeff Black, a partner of the Black Restaurant Group and former junior sous-chef for Mr. Kinkead, said in an interview. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Bob Kinkead, celebrated Washington chef with flair for seafood, dies at 67," 17 Dec. 2019 Nerenhausen, the chef de cuisine at Ardent, previously was sous chef at the three-Michelin-star Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, Calif., and chef at Mistral in Princeton, N.J. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Milwaukee bagel revival is underway, at Ruby's, Birch + Butcher and soon Allie Boy's," 10 Dec. 2019 Steph Callihan was promoted from line cook to lead line cook and then sous chef at 21c in Lexington. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Who run the world? This Louisville culinary program proves it's female chefs," 22 Oct. 2019 No, Cage, isn’t the latest sous chef at the celebrated Southeast Portland restaurant. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "What has Nicolas Cage been doing in Portland?," 23 Sep. 2019 At the same time, Hereford promoted Barfield from sous chef to chef de cuisine at Turkey and the Wolf and put him in charge of the restaurant’s eight-person kitchen crew. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, "Meet the Alabama chef who’s making noise in New Orleans," 14 Nov. 2019 For Michael Harrison, sous chef at Smoking Goat, a Thai restaurant in Shoreditch, the appeal of ikejime lies in its ability to extend the sell-by-date of the fish, letting chefs experiment with new techniques. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 And so Taylor became the sous chef at Unmi, Abkin’s second restaurant. BostonGlobe.com, "It is autumn, the time of year to make a pilgrimage to the Pioneer Valley, to pick apples, look at leaves, and eat killer fried chicken at Coco & the Cellar Bar.," 2 Oct. 2019

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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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14 Jan 2020

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“Sous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sous. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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