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A saucier (French pronunciation: [sosje]) or Sauté Chef or Sauce cook is a position in the classical brigade style kitchen, which is still used in large commercial kitchens such as some restaurants. It can be translated into English as sauce cook. In addition to preparing sauces, the saucier prepares stews, hot hors d'œuvres, and sautés food to order. Although it is the highest position of the station cooks, the saucier is still considered subordinate to the chef and the sous-chef.
Sauciers in popular culture
Frederic Forrest's character Jay 'Chef' Hicks in the 1979 film Apocalypse Now remarks to protagonist Capt. Benjamin Willard, who is from New Orleans, that he was "raised to be a saucier".  In Tropic Thunder, the character Kirk Lazarus claims to have been a saucier "before the war broke out."
American singer Kelis is a professionally trained saucier and certified chef, graduating from Le Cordon Bleu school in 2010. In October 2013, Kelis debuted her sauce line, "Feast" at the Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival. Shortly after, Kelis announced her cooking TV special Saucy & Sweet to be aired on the Cooking Channel, which later began airing in February 2014. Kelis has stated her training as a saucier and passion for cooking influenced the content and creative process of her sixth studio album Food (Kelis album).