Garde Manger

garde-manger

[gard-mahn-zhey]
noun, plural garde-manger. French.
1.
a cool room used for storing foods and for preparing certain dishes, especially cold buffet dishes.
2.
a chef or cook who supervises the preparation of cold dishes.

Origin:
literally, (that which) keeps food

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Main Entry:  garde manger
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an area of a professional kitchen for the preparation and storage of cold foods such as salads, dressings, etc.; this category of foods (also called pantry) and the person who prepares these foods (also called chef garde manger, pantry chef; also written garde-manger
Etymology:  French 'one who keeps food'
Usage:  cooking
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