[ soo-shef; French soo-shef ]
/ ˈsuˌʃɛf; French suˈʃɛf /
noun, plural sous-chefs [soo-shefs; French soo-shef]. /ˈsuˌʃɛfs; French suˈʃɛf/.
the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.
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Origin of sous-chef
<French, equivalent to sous under (<Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chefchef
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Example sentences from the Web for sous-chef
Later, as a sous-chef and chef people would not respect my authority.
I found him ten years afterwards a sous-chef de gare on the Belgian frontier.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke