noun[usually in singular]
(In a professional kitchen) the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service.
- 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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