garde-manger

[gard-mahn-zhey]

noun, plural garde-man·ger. French.

a cool room used for storing foods and for preparing certain dishes, especially cold buffet dishes.
a chef or cook who supervises the preparation of cold dishes.

Origin of garde-manger

literally, (that which) keeps food
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