Part of speech: noun

A male head cook.

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Usage examples "chef":

  1. " Whoever attacked the chef must have been deeply wounded," I remarked, picking up the bloody knife and looking about at the stains, comparatively few of which could have come from the one deep fatal wound in the head of the victim. - "The Dream Doctor", Arthur B. Reeve.
  2. The country girl, thinking herself ill- used, complained bitterly that she was always sent out of the way on some pretext when the chef was finishing a dish or putting the crowning touch to a sauce. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
  3. If it was not, he sent for the chef and spoke to him about it. - "The Loudwater Mystery", Edgar Jepson.