Meaning of garde-manger*

garde-man•ger

Pronunciation: (gard-män-zhā'), [key]
— pl. garde-man•ger.
  1. a cool room used for storing foods and for preparing certain dishes, esp. cold buffet dishes.
  2. a chef or cook who supervises the preparation of cold dishes.
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