Sorry, I may be getting on a bit, but since when did they become 'Chefs'? They were always cooks in my day 70/80s. chef. [shef] the chief cook, especially in a restaurant or hotel, usually responsible for planning menus, ordering foodstuffs, overseeing food preparation, and supervising the kitchen staff. So per the dictionary we have junior acting probationary assistant OD's running around as 'Chefs' before they have even seen a galley, or passed out of Raleigh. FMD !!!