Restaurateur

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Restaurateur
Occupation
Occupation type
Business
Activity sectors
Restaurants, business, culinary arts
Description
Fields of
employment
Restaurants
Related jobs
Businessperson, chef

A restaurateur is a person who opens and runs restaurants professionally. Although over time the term has come to describe any person who owns a restaurant, traditionally it refers to a highly skilled professional who is proficient in all aspects of the restaurant business.

Etymology[edit]

The French word restaurateur (pronounced [ʁɛstɔʁatœʁ]) comes from the Late Latin term restaurator ("restorer") and from the Latin term restaurare.[1][2][3] The word restaurateur is simply French for a person who owns or runs a restaurant.[4]

A less common variant spelling restauranteur is formed from the "more familiar" term restaurant[5] with the French suffix -eur borrowed from restaurateur. It is considered a misspelling by some.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of RESTAURATEUR". Merriam-Webster.
  2. ^ "Restaurateur Shares the Secret of His Success".
  3. ^ Muhlke, Christine. "The Insider - Sang Yoon". T. New York Times Company.
  4. ^ a b "Restaurateur vs. restauranteur". grammarist.com. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "the definition of restaurateur". Dictionary.com.

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