Definition of chef noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chef

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ʃef//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃef//
 
Restaurant people, Professions, Hotel people
 
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a professional cook, especially the most senior cook in a restaurant, hotel, etc. He took a job as a sous chef in a London hotel. a new book by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver See related entries: Restaurant people, Professions, Hotel people Word Origin early 19th cent.: French, literally ‘head’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chef