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Featured Biography: Georges-Auguste Escoffier

Georges-Auguste Escoffier

Georges-Auguste Escoffier was a French chef and author who lived from 28 October 1846 to 12 February 1935. He never worked in private homes; his entire career was spent in commercial, public places. He popularized writing out meal menus in the order in which the items would be served. In the kitchen, he rationalised the division of work between teams, and scrubbed people's image of a chef into one that was clean, meticulous, and that didn't drink, smoke or scream...
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