A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 10, 2018
“What do you call a cook who becomes a lawyer?"/"A sue chef.”

A sous-chef de cuisine (French for “under-chef of the kitchen") shouldn’t be confused with a “sue” chef, but there are jokes. Some versions have it as when a cook becomes a lawyer, while other versions have it as when a lawyer becomes a cook.

“Successfully broiled chicken cutlets. Lawyer + cook = sue chef” was posted on Twitter by Rob McLain on May 20, 2009. “A lawyer who changes careers to cook is a sue chef” was posted on Twitter by 99andBarry on September 20, 2009. “What do you call a cook who becomes a lawyer? A sue chef” was posted on Reddit—Punny on February 13, 2013.

“What do you call a Native American cook?"/"A Sioux chef” is another sous-chef de cuisine joke.


Wikipedia: Sous chef
A sous-chef de cuisine (French for “under-chef of the kitchen") is a chef who is “the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the executive chef.” Consequently, the sous-chef holds much responsibility in the kitchen, which can eventually lead to promotion to becoming the executive chef. A sous-chef is employed by an institution that uses a commercial-grade kitchen, such as a restaurant, hotel, or cruise ship.

The sous-chef has many responsibilities, because the executive chef has a more overarching role. Sous-chefs must plan and direct how the food is presented on the plate, keep their kitchen staff in order, train new chefs, create the work schedule, and make sure all the food that goes to customers is of the best quality to maintain high standards.

Twitter
Rob McLain
@sotsoj
Successfully broiled chicken cutlets. Lawyer + cook = sue chef.
7:45 PM - 20 May 2009

Twitter
99andBarry
@99andBarry
A lawyer who changes careers to cook is a sue chef.
7:50 PM - 20 Sep 2009

Twitter
Kenny Gould
@thekennygould
What do you call a cooking lawyer? A sue chef. What do you call a cooking Native American? A Sioux chef.
10:22 PM - 22 Aug 2011

Twitter
TC
@WordPUNishment
What do you call a cook that is also a lawyer? A sue chef.
3:25 PM - 25 Jan 2012

Reddit—Punny
What do you call a cook who becomes a lawyer? (self.Punny)
submitted February 13, 2013 by TricycleGang
A sue chef.

Twitter
PUNS
@omgthatspunny
A lawyer-turned-cook is a sue chef.
1:46 PM - 28 Apr 2013

Twitter
Top the Cupcake
@topthecupcake
Law themed cupcakes and a joke for good measure: What do you call a lawyer-turned-cook? A sue chef!
5:15 PM - 11 Nov 2013

Twitter
Might buy an F-250
‏@mattytalks
What do you call a lawyer who loves to cook? A sue chef!!!!! Thank You and God Bless
11:21 PM - 23 Nov 2013

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What do you call a Lawyer that cooks? (self.dadjokes)
submitted December 1, 2013 by Kawaii_FiveOh
A sue chef

Twitter
Tommy Noble
@GeauxSaints79
A Sue Chef is just a fancy name for a lawyer that handles claims against restaurants.
9:17 AM - 22 Jun 2014

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What do you call a lawyer that decided to become a cook? (self.dadjokes)
submitted August 10, 2018 by TheErrantKnight
A sue chef

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, August 10, 2018 • Permalink