The definition of a chef is a person who cooks for a living, or a cook who manages a kitchen staff.(noun)
Someone who has a job cooking at a fine dining restaurant is an example of a chef.
See chef in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < chef de cuisine, lit., head of the kitchen: see chief
See chef in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , short for chef de cuisine, head of the kitchen; see Chief.
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