chef de cuisine


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chef de cuisine

 (shĕf də kwĭ-zēn′)
n. pl. chefs de cuisine (shĕfs)
A cook who is in charge of the kitchen in a restaurant or hotel and whose duties include creating the menu and directing kitchen staff. Also called executive chef.

[French, head of the kitchen : chef, head (from Old French; see chief) + de, of + cuisine, kitchen; see cuisine.]