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Chef de cuisine vs executive chef?

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What is the difference between an executive chef and a chef de cuisine? I'm thinking an executive chef is the one in charge of everyone, but I may be wrong. Thanks.
post #2 of 5
Chef de cuisine is a "cooking chef". In large hotels the Exec. is (as Anthony Bourdain puts it) a "traffic controller". Mostly logistics, staffing, ordering, and new projects. The Chef de cusine is the flashy cook who wows everyone with his great stuff in the high-end dining room.
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post #3 of 5
Chef de Cuisine usually runs the kitchen of a restaurant when the Exec is over several restaurants or is high profile and doesn't spend much time in the kitchen. Exec Sous would basically be in the same position.
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post #4 of 5

Thanks guys...

Sometimes my ego needs a reminder as to why I need to shut up.

Calledito mas bonito (I'm much better looking when I'm silent).

My Exec is high profile, and that helps the business, so I'm keeping my Chef de Cuisine title, and shutting the **** up about it.
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post #5 of 5
Titles titles. :) In general, Exec. implies more than one outlet.

Actually it bugs me when people call themselves the exec. chef and they don't know how to roll baguettes.
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