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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Food
chefchef /ʃef/ ●●○ noun [countable]  chef.jpg BODFa skilled cook, especially the main cook in a hotel or restaurant a master chef a pastry chef
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chefMarco's ambition had been to become a chef in one of the big hotels.He comes from the Grand Forks Country Club, where he was executive chef since 1996.Sagin is a 31-year-old French chef living and working in Montreal.How many times have i nearly wept at the destruction of delicate little scallops at the hands of ignorant or insensitive chefs?My chefs are preparing dinner and we are interrupting their work.Architect, philosopher, chef - what next?Nowhere else in the world, the chef confided, could he have the freedom to create such a banquet.The chefs prepare your selections as you order them so they're served piping hot.
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