Definition of chef in English:
A professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel.
- Their livers were then cut out and borne in triumph to a local restaurant, where the chef was ordered to cook them.
- I thought I was writing the book for cooks and chefs and restaurant people in the New York area.
- Cash will be the vital ingredient as celebrity chefs cook up a special fundraising treat for charity.
verb (chefs, cheffing, cheffed)[no object] informal Back to top
early 19th century: French, literally 'head'.