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A saucier (French pronunciation: ​[sosje]) 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.

Escoffier definition[edit]

In Georges Auguste Escoffier's system of the classic kitchen brigade, outlined in his Guide Culinaire, the saucier is "responsible for all sautéed items and most sauces."

Sauciers in popular culture[edit]

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". [1] In Tropic Thunder, the character Kirk Lazarus claims to have been a saucier "before the war broke out."[2]