\ ˈsü \

Definition of sous

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

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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 Their son, Antoine, now 13, has kept up his grades even while playing sous-chef most nights, and has turned out to have a phenomenal palate. Jonathan Kauffman,, "Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff," 22 June 2018 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

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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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a servile follower or underling

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