January 25, 2005


We were talking about this a week ago or so. I implied that a sous-chef was one of numerous junior chefs in a kitchen, who were given all the grunt work. According to dictionary.com, the sous-chef is the second in command.

UPDATE: But aha! Wikipedia has it more like I did:

...sous chef (pronounced "soo-sheff"): it usually means the number 2 chef in the kitchen hierarchy – the direct executive assistant of the head chef but in large establishments in English-speaking countries, the title may be given to any of several assistant chefs and it occasionally describes a line cook or a – possibly entirely untrained – kitchen aide.
Posted by jackhodgson at January 25, 2005 06:40 PM