[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
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Contemporary Examples of sous-chef
Later, as a sous-chef and chef people would not respect my authority.Chopped? Amanda Freitag Hopes Not
February 4, 2014
Historical Examples of sous-chef
I found him ten years afterwards a sous-chef de gare on the Belgian frontier.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke