Translation:The cook prepares a new menu for his restaurant.
Is this true? All hifil verbs begin with ma, except for certain exceptions. One exception is the case of hollow verbs, which contain a vav or yod or contain hei as the final letter. With hollow root verbs, the ma of the first syllable changes to “me”.
Here are two other times that the root strays from the usual vowel pattern.
When there is a gutteral anywhere (אהחע) or when ר is the second root letter.
When the root begins with נ or the root ends with the same two consonants.