- the chief cook, especially in a restaurant or hotel, usually responsible for planning menus, ordering foodstuffs, overseeing food preparation, and supervising the kitchen staff.
- any cook.
Origin of chef
Examples from the Web for chef
In Japan, the master blender is the most important person in the production process and is as revered as a chef.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise
November 16, 2014
I innocently wrote a letter home to my mother telling her how great the French chef was in the headquarters canteen.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk
November 10, 2014
Chef Alex Armstrong prepared the meal for participants while Kaye schooled them in the art of reconstructing ex-rabbits.
Or you can mount a flayed rabbit to hang in your living room while a chef turns its innards into a nose-to-tail feast.
Now chef Dominique Ansel has created a Pop Art-themed ice cream sundae on sale for one day only in East Hampton.First Cronuts, Now Sundaes in a Can
August 1, 2014
In an English hotel, would the chef sit down to talk with boots?The Roof of France
He was chef d'tat-major to Massna, and a most distinguished and brave soldier.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
Jean was proud of his art, the chef proud also, and the chef knew we were here.The Lady and the Pirate
There was nothing at all fresh or affectionate about that French chef.Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker
I am the Signore Student's valet, his gardener, and at times his chef.Mary Louise Solves a Mystery
L. Frank Baum
- a cook, esp the principal cook in a restaurant
Word Origin and History for chef
"head cook," 1830, from French chef, short for chef de cuisine, literally "head of the kitchen," from Old French chief "leader, ruler, head" (see chief (n.)).