Understanding the Kitchen Brigade: 16 Common Kitchen Roles

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

High-end professional kitchens have a reputation as strict, military-style operations turning out intricate, perfectly timed works of art. That’s all thanks to a kitchen brigade system put in place by the “emperor of chefs,” Georges Auguste Escoffier, in the late nineteenth century.