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I have never seen "chef" associated with men and "cook" associated with women. Is this just one of those US things?

Scarlet A.pngtheist10:59, 13 March 2012

Usually hear it that way, though a man in lesser restaurants is called a cook.

ТyTalk11:53, 13 March 2012

Never heard it that way, either. Typically, I only hear alterations of "chef" and "cook" in reference to rank within a restaurant's kitchen. Otherwise, a cook is someone who just reads the recipes and "cooks the food," where as a chef is someone who is an artist in what they do and makes their own recipes. I've never heard those titles having anything to do with specific gender roles.

It's not really a US thing at all, since it originated in France. I'm just shocked this is not something you all study anymore.  :-) it was big in the 80's "women's studies" and "feminist" classes. I'm looking for the articles, but there were hosts of jobs that a woman did at home, which demanded different titles when a man took them on outside the home as a career. cause "men are not cooks, we are chefs".

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci15:57, 13 March 2012

Chefs also usually manage the kitchen to some degree. (talk)16:04, 13 March 2012

While true, it's worth noting - again, these are not my studies, i'm repeating cloudy things from my past school work 30 years ago - it's worth noting that they choose not to use "head cook" in English, but took a term "chef" from french.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci16:10, 13 March 2012

Yeah, I've only heard it in reference to rank or type of restaurant as well. No head chefs at McDonald's.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)16:53, 13 March 2012
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