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chef

 (shĕf)
n.
A cook, especially the chief cook of a large kitchen staff.

[French, short for chef de cuisine, chef de cuisine; see chef de cuisine.]
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chef

(ʃɛf)
n
(Cookery) a cook, esp the principal cook in a restaurant
[C19: from French, from Old French chief head, chief]
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chef

(ʃɛf)

n.
1. the chief cook, esp. in a restaurant or hotel, responsible for menu planning and overseeing food preparation.
2. any cook.
[1835–45; < French; see chief]
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chef

chief
1. 'chef'

A chef /ʃef/ is a cook in a hotel or restaurant.

Her recipe was passed on to the chef.
He works as a chef in a large Paris hotel.
2. 'chief'

The chief /tʃiːf/ of a group or organization is its leader.

The police chief has resigned.
I spoke to Jim Stretton, chief of UK operations.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chef - a professional cookchef - a professional cook      
cook - someone who cooks food
cordon bleu - a chef famous for his great skill
pastry cook - a chef who specializes in pastry
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chef

noun
A person who prepares food for eating:
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Translations
رَئيسُ الطُّهاةِطاهٍ
šéfkuchař
kokkøkkenchef
keittiömestari
kuhar
fõszakács
matreiîslumaîur, kokkur
シェフ
요리사
vyriausiasis virėjas
šefpavārs
šéfkuchár
glavni kuhar
kock
หัวหน้าพ่อครัว
aşcıbaşıaşçıbaşı
đầu bếp

chef

[ʃef] Ncocinero/a m/f jefe/a, chef m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

chef

[ˈʃɛf] nchef m (cuisinier)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chef

nKüchenchef m; (as profession) → Koch m; (= head chef)Chefkoch m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

chef

[ʃɛf] nchef m inv, capocuoco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

chef

(ʃef) noun
a head cook, especially a man, in a hotel etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

chef

طاهٍ šéfkuchař kok Koch σεφ jefe de cocina keittiömestari chef kuhar chef シェフ 요리사 chef-kok kjøkkensjef szef kuchni chefe de cozinha шеф-повар kock หัวหน้าพ่อครัว aşçıbaşı đầu bếp 厨师
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