1. a professional cook
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chef \Chef\, n. [F.]
1. A chief or head person.
2. The head cook of large establishment, as a club, a family,
3. (Her.) Same as Chief.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a professional cook
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "chef":
baker, boss, bwana, chef de cuisine, chief, chief cook,
church dignitary, cook, culinarian, culinary artist, ecclesiarch,
elder, employer, fry cook, goodman, guru, husband, kitchener,
liege, liege lord, lord, lord paramount, master, overlord, padrone,
paramount, pastry chef, pastrycook, paterfamilias, patriarch,
patron, rabbi, sahib, seigneur, seignior, short-order cook,