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I think I'm going to give my baby her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato. I'm very excited! It's going to be a big day and my husband is in charge of the turkey - he's the chef of the family!
Lily Aldridge

Meaning of "chef" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHEF

From French, from Old French chief head, chief.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHEF

chef  [ʃɛf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHEF

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chef is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHEF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chef

Chef

A chef is a person who is a highly skilled professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation. The word "chef" is derived from the term chef de cuisine, the director or head of a kitchen. In English, the title "chef" in the culinary profession originated in the haute cuisine of the 19th century, that introduced many French words into the English language. In non-English European languages, a "chef" is the head chef; others are "cooks."...

Definition of chef in the English dictionary

The definition of chef in the dictionary is a cook, esp the principal cook in a restaurant.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHEF

cheesetaster
cheesevat
cheesewood
cheesewring
cheesier
cheesiest
cheesily
cheesiness
cheesy
cheetah
Cheever
chef de mission
chef-d´oeuvre
chefdom
cheffy
Chefoo
chefs-doeuvre
cheilitis
cheiromancer
cheiromancy

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHEF

beef
belief
brief
chief
commis chef
curchef
def
editor-in-chief
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grief
head chef
in chief
lief
mischief
pastry chef
police chief
reef
ref
relief
thief

Synonyms and antonyms of chef in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chef» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHEF

Find out the translation of chef to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chef from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chef» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

厨师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jefe de cocina
570 millions of speakers

English

chef
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महाराज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طاهٍ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шеф-повар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chefe de cozinha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chef
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chef
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Koch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シェフ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요리사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Koki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đầu bếp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமையல்காரர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुख्य आचारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şef
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chef
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szef kuchni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шеф-кухар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bucătar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σεφ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sjef
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

kock
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjøkkensjef
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chef

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEF»

The term «chef» is very widely used and occupies the 3.858 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEF» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chef

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHEF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chef.
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Lily Aldridge
I think I'm going to give my baby her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato. I'm very excited! It's going to be a big day and my husband is in charge of the turkey - he's the chef of the family!
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Eric Balfour
I'm not a trained chef, so I end up making stuff up. It either turns out brilliant or an absolute disaster. I just go for it.
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Glenn Beck
By the time I was 30, nobody would work with me. I was friendless, I was hopeless, I was suicidal, lost my family - I mean, it was bad. Bottomed out, didn't know what I was going to do. I actually thought I was going to be a chef - go to work in a kitchen someplace.
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Ron Ben-Israel
There are divisions between a culinary chef and a dessert chef, also called a pastry chef. There are specializations within the pastry chef field. Some pastry chefs specialize in baking breads, while others are master cake designers. Each field requires an exceptional level of creativity and attention to detail.
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April Bloomfield
People with chile peppers on their chef pants shouldn't be allowed in the kitchen.
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Carole Bouquet
It's like a kitchen, acting. Put a chef in a kitchen and they will have different recipes. Whatever your recipe, what works for you won't work for another.
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Tom Colicchio
Every chef should have an understanding of pastries or desserts.
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Manish Dayal
In an Indian kitchen, the focus is on getting the job or dish done right in whatever way possible; however, in a French kitchen there's a clear hierarchy, and a chef has to know where their skills are and not go beyond them.
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Alexis Denisof
I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby.
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Dhanush
If I was not an actor, I would have been working in a five star hotel as a chef.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHEF»

Discover the use of chef in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chef and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook
If you don't want to dig through a whole book before you can get started, this book is for you, as it features a set of independent recipes you can try out immediately.
Matthias Marschall, 2013
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The 4-hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, ...
Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.
Timothy Ferriss, 2012
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Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef
By using the test-first approach introduced in this book, you gain increased security, code quality, and peace of mind.
Stephen Nelson-Smith, 2011
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Yes, Chef: A Memoir
The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.
Marcus Samuelsson, Veronica Chambers, 2012
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Becoming a chef
Provides advice and insight on becoming a chef along with recipes for a variety of dishes from notable chefs, including Susan Spicer, Rick Bayless, and Emeril Lagasse.
Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page, 2003
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The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods ...
Now in The Sneaky Chef, Lapine presents over 75 recipes that ingeniously disguise the most important superfoods inside kids’ favorite meals.
Missy Chase Lapine, 2007
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Chef's Book of Formulas, Yields, and Sizes
This Third Edition broadens the knowledge of seasoned chefs and novices alike with new material on 150 previously unlisted ingredients, as well as: Coverage of ingredients unique to Indian, Chinese, Latin, and Japanese cooking Information ...
Arno Schmidt, 2003
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Chef
But when he comes across a Pakistani ‘terrorist' with long, flowing hair, swept up on the banks of the river, everything changes... Mesmeric and lyrical, Chef is a story of hope, love and memory.
Jaspreet Singh, 2010
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The Pastry Chef's Apprentice: An Insider's Guide to Creating ...
This handbook for making pastries and confections offers instructional content as well as narrative, lifestyleoriented insight into a chef’s kitchen.
Mitch Stamm, 2011
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The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting ...
And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.The Shredded Chef is more than just a ...
Michael Matthews, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHEF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chef is used in the context of the following news items.
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Celebrity chef Paula Deen accused of racism after posting …
Paula Deen is garnering criticism after she posted a photograph of herself and her son dressed up like I Love Lucy's Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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St. Roch Market's Nigerian chef struggles with immigration issues …
Tunde Wey stands next to a rack full of seasonings at his Lagos stand at the renovated St. Roch Market on St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
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Taste Test: Bite-Size Decadent Cookies From Chef Carla Hall
Chef Carla Hall is currently the co-host of ABC's “The Chew” but most of us know her as the fan favorite on Bravo's “Top Chef.” Yet, like all chefs ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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Reality show restaurant, Little Sparrow, dismisses top chef as it …
Little Sparrow chef Eric Samaniego during the taping of Bravo's “Best New Restaurant” show in an episode titled, "European ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
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Pfister banquet chef learned by taste
Chef Laureano Satian has cooked for the most influential people in Milwaukee, state politicians, nationwide organizations and international ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Coya Chef Sanjay Dwivedi: "My Aim Is to Create the Best Brunch in …
Coya's executive chef, Sanjay Dwivedi, can talk endlessly about three topics: food, family, and Formula 1. "The three F's are the most important ... «Miami New Times, Jul 15»
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Chef Allen's Miami dinners feature Latin foods 'sin carne' — without …
Chef Allen Susser, the culinary force behind the Café at Books & Books, wants to introduce you to Latin cuisine as you've never had it: sin ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
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Trump Critics Cook Up Petition Pushing D.C. Chef To Scrap …
Donald Trump opponents have united behind a campaign to push a famed Washington, D.C., chef to scrap his plans to open a restaurant in the ... «Washington Free Beacon, Jul 15»
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Ninebark: Chef Matthew Lightner to relaunch Fagiani's and The …
One of downtown Napa's highest profile restaurant and bar spaces is switching things up again — and a nationally known chef is moving in ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
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At Ivy Hotel, Chef Mark Levy's job is 'a little more than just cooking'
That's chef Mark Levy's philosophy on food. Levy, the executive chef at Mount Vernon's Ivy Hotel, says if his staff is able to craft a dish to its ... «Baltimore Business Journal, Jul 15»

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