the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.
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How to use sous-chef in a sentence
Later, as a sous-chef and chef people would not respect my authority.
For years, McFarland had been the sous chef at the popular Pearl Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village.In ‘The Knockoff Economy,’ The Upside to Ripping Off Others’ Ideas | Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman | September 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He began as a dishwasher, then became a “prep drone,” “line-cook,” and eventually sous chef.
The 32-year-old then went abroad to the prestigious Bank restaurant in London where he worked as sous chef for one year.
After he graduated, Eli returned to Atlanta and reunited with Blais, working as his sous chef at One.
I found him ten years afterwards a sous-chef de gare on the Belgian frontier.The Belovd Vagabond | William J. Locke