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Noun
1. chef (esp. of high-end Japanese cuisine); cookKantou dialect, See also 板場 いたば
2. area of a kitchen that contains the chopping boardorig. meaning
Wikipedia definition
3. ItamaeAn itamae (板前) is a cook in a Japanese kitchen, or a chef in larger restaurants. The term can be translated literally as "in front of the board", referring to a cutting board. While it is not necessary to be Japanese in order to be considered an itamae, non Japanese must prove themselves worthy of such a title. Itamae traditionally wear a uniform of a white hat, white coat and apron, and frequently wear their knife in a sheathe off the waist.
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