[soo-shef; French soo-shef]

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.

Origin of sous-chef

< French, equivalent to sous under (< Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chef chef Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke