[ gard-mahn-zhey ]

noun,plural garde-man·ger.French.
  1. a cool room used for storing foods and for preparing certain dishes, especially cold buffet dishes.

  2. a chef or cook who supervises the preparation of cold dishes.

Origin of garde-manger

Literally, “(that which) keeps food” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use garde-manger in a sentence

  • Like we got mo' 'en one garde manger in the house, Tranquiline!

    Bayou Folk | Kate Chopin
  • He took a key from his pocket and unlocking a side of the garde manger, drew forth a small flask of whisky.

    At Fault | Kate Chopin.
  • W'at become o' that half of chicken-pie, Tranquiline, that was yere in the garde manger yesterday?

    Bayou Folk | Kate Chopin