emoji 👨‍🍳 man cook svg png

“👨‍🍳” meaning: man cook, male chef Emoji

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👨‍🍳Meaning and Description

The "👨‍🍳" emoji, commonly known as the "Man Cook" or the "Man Chef", is presenting a man proudly wearing a traditional white double-breasted jacket and a toque blanche, a tall, round, pleated white hat that's been a signature part of chefs' uniforms since the 19th century. The figure holds a spoon, a nod to the art of taste-testing and adjusting flavors in cooking.

This emoji is a ZWJ (Zero Width Joiner) sequence, ingeniously combining the man emoji ("👨") and the cooking emoji ("🍳") with a hidden character in between. While the design may vary slightly from platform to platform, the essence of a culinary professional is brilliantly captured across the board.

The 👨‍🍳 emoji serves as a representation of a head chef in general and can also specifically refer to an assistant chef or a pastry chef. It can also be used to symbolize cooking, or anything related to culinary arts. It adds a dash of flavor to conversations about food, recipes, or dining experiences. Whether you're sharing your latest kitchen creation, discussing a new recipe, or talking about your favorite cooking show, this emoji serves as the perfect digital garnish.

The cook emoji is a versatile emoji that you can use on social media platforms to showcase your cooking skills, share recipes, or compliment someone's delicious food😋. This emoji is perfect for expressing your culinary expertise, passion for cooking, or admiration for someone's culinary creations👍. It's sometimes used to convey the act of creation or transformation in a broader sense, like "cooking up" a plan or idea💡. In the vast landscape of social media, from Instagram food posts to TikTok cooking tutorials, the Chef emoji adds a sprinkle of culinary charm✨.

The gender-neutral of this emoji is "🧑‍🍳", and the female version is "👩‍🍳". By default, this emoji is depicted with a neutral skin tone but can be customized with different skin-tone options.

💡Extended reading and popular science

👨‍🍳 (man cook) = 👨 (man) + 🍳 (cooking)
👨‍🍳 (no style) = 👨‍🍳 (emoji style) - emoji style


The meaning of emoji symbol 👨‍🍳 is man cook, it is related to chef, cook, man, it can be found in emoji category: "👌 People & Body" - "👨‍🍳 person-role".

👨‍🍳 is a zero-width joiner sequence, which is formed by combining 1 ZWJ zero width joiner and 2 individual Emoji. These individual Emojis are: 👨 (man), 🍳 (cooking). The new Emoji formed is displayed as a single Emoji: 👨‍🍳 on some platforms with good compatibility, but it may also be displayed as multiple Emojis put together: 👨🍳 on some platforms with poor compatibility.
Wikipedia: 👨‍🍳 Cook (profession)
A cook is a profession for individuals who prepare food for consumption in the food industry in settings such as restaurants. A cook is sometimes referred to as a chef, although in the culinary world, the terms are not interchangeable. Cooks' responsibilities include preparing food, managing food stations, cleaning the kitchen, and helping the chefs. Restaurants will give a title to the cooks according to their designated stations. Examples are broiler cooks, fry cooks, pantry cooks, and sauce cooks. 🔗 Cook (profession)
🌐: طباخ, Aşpaz, Готвач, Kuchař, Kok, Koch, Μάγειρας, Cocinero, Kokk, آشپز, Kokki, Cuisinier, טבח (מקצוע), Kuharstvo, Szakács, Koki, Cuoco, コック (職業), Аспаз, 조리사, Virėjas, Tukang masak, စားဖိုမှူး, Kok (beroep), Kokk, Kucharz, Bucătar, Повар, Kuchár, Kuzhinieri, Кувар, พ่อครัว, Aşçı, Кухар, Đầu bếp, 廚師.

👨‍🍳Examples and Usage

🔸 I'd like to try the chef's special👨‍🍳.
🔸 I bought a restaurant and I'd like you to be the chef👨‍🍳.


🔸 👨‍🍳 = 👨 + 🍳

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👨‍🍳Basic Information

Emoji: 👨‍🍳
Shortname: man cook
Apple Name: man cook
Known as: Male Chef
Codepoint: U+1F468 200D 1F373 Copy
Decimal: ALT+128104 ALT+8205 ALT+127859
Unicode Version: None
Emoji Version: 4.0 (2016-11-22)
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 👨‍🍳 person-role
Keywords: chef | cook | man

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