[ soo-shef; French soo-shef ]

noun,plural sous-chefs [soo-shefs; French soo-shef]. /ˈsuˌʃɛfs; French suˈʃɛf/.
  1. 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) + chefchef

Words Nearby sous-chef Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sous-chef in a sentence

  • I found him ten years afterwards a sous-chef de gare on the Belgian frontier.

    The Belovd Vagabond | William J. Locke