UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɛf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃɛf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shef )

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chef - chief
A chef /ʃef/ is a cook in a hotel or restaurant.
Her recipe was passed on to the chef.
He works as a chef in a large Paris hotel.
The chief /tʃiːf/ of a group or organization is its leader.
The police chief has resigned.
I spoke to Jim Stretton, chief of UK operations.
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