[soo-shef; French soo-shef]
- the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.
Origin of sous-chef
< French, equivalent to sous under (< Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chef chef
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Word Origin and History for sous chef
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