Definition of mise en place in English:

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mise en place

Pronunciation: /ˌmiːz ɒ̃ ˈplas/
/miz ɑ̃ plas/


[usually in singular]
(In a professional kitchen) the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service.
Example sentences
  • By 11.30 am the mise en place is finished.
  • Then we get on with the mise en place, get the cooking out of the way and get ready for the service.
  • To change this, Bellanger's base preparations and mise en place are well organized for service, allowing him to operate the pastry station, like a hot line.


French, literally 'putting in place'.

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