a professional cook
The head cook of an establishment such as a restaurant, club, or wealthy family.
Origin: From chef de cuisine, chief (English chief), from capum (from which also captain, chieftain), from caput (English cap), from kauput- (English head).
a chief of head person
the head cook of large establishment, as a club, a family, etc
same as Chief
A chef is a person who cooks professionally for other people. Traditionally it refers to a highly skilled professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shef, n. a master-cook; a reliquary in the shape of a head.—adj. chief, as in Chef d'œuvre, masterpiece, [Fr. See Chief.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The Messiah of gluttons; a Borgia of the scullery; one who crochets sweetbreads instead of cooking them.
The numerical value of CHEF in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of CHEF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Anybody that is a chef and claims to be higher than thou, is not a chef.
There's a lot of cooks in the kitchen. Everyone wants to be the head chef, and they didn't need a retired chef.
Eh! Je suis leur chef, il fallait bien les suivre.
(Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them.)
Chef Sean Sherman had been working in restaurant kitchens for decades. Then a strange fact struck Chef Sean Sherman : The food of Chef Sean Sherman people, the Oglala Sioux, was completely unrepresented in American cuisine … ’ I just had an epiphany.
Our menu is not 100 % authentic, it is something mixed with what I learned in France and in London, of course I studied as a Japanese chef since I graduated from my university and of course I'm still a Japanese chef but I am using a bit of techniques of French cuisine also... you can see something French but in your mouth you can feel something Japanese.
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Translations for CHEF
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- главен готвачBulgarian
- xefCatalan, Valencian
- Küchenchef, Chefkoch, Chefköchin, KüchenchefinGerman
- kokki, keittiömestariFinnish
- chef cuisinier, chefFrench
- xefe de cociñaGalician
- matsveinn, yfirmatsveinn, kokkur, matreiðslumaðurIcelandic
- クック, シェフ, 料理人, コック, 調理師Japanese
- 주방장, 요리사Korean
- шеф на кујнаMacedonian
- chʼiyáán ííłʼíníNavajo, Navaho
- kucharz, szef kuchniPolish
- köksmästare, kockSwedish
- ئاشپەزUyghur, Uighur
- jikvisinal, hikvisinal, kvisinalVolapük
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