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The difference between a chef and a cook

Bkeats | Jan 5, 201211:04 AM

I was watching an interview the other day of Jacques Pepin. He was asked what’s the difference between a chef and a cook? He had a very simple explanation. Pepin said a cook is someone who does the cooking. A chef is a manager. He oversees the cooks. After all, chef just means the chief – the boss. So next time someone says to me as a compliment – You’re such a great chef! – I’ll just respond, nah I’m a good cook and only a decent boss.

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