Gunther's chief cook.
Sore toiled the chief cook, Rumolt; ah! how his orders ran Among his understrappers! how many a pot and pan, How many a mighty cauldron rattled and rang again! They dressed a world of dishes for the expected train.
Lettsom's Nibelungen-Lied, stanza 800.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894