sous-chef

[soo-shef; French soo-shef]
noun, plural sous-chefs [soo-shefs; French soo-shef] .
the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.

Origin:
< French, equivalent to sous under (< Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chef chef

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