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.
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The French word restaurateur comes from the Late Latin term restaurator ("restorer") and from the Latin term restaurare. The word "restaurateur" is simply a French word for a person who owns or runs a restaurant.
A less common variant spelling restauranteur is formed from the "more familiar" term restaurant with the French suffix "-eur" borrowed from "restaurateur". It is considered a misspelling by some.
- Culinary arts
- List of restaurateurs
- National Restaurant Association
- Restaurant management
- The World's 50 Best Restaurants