Chef is an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. The company allows its users to automate how they build, deploy, and manage their infrastructure. The Chef server stores its users’ recipes as well as other configuration data. The Chef client is installed on each node in its users’ network. A node can be a physical server, a virtual server, or a container instance. The Chef client periodically polls the Chef server for the latest recipes and checks to see if the node is in compliance with the policy defined by the recipes. If the node is out of date, the Chef client runs them on the node to bring it up to date.
Company Growth (employees)
Seattle, US
Size (employees)
328 (est)
Chef was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Chef Office Locations

Chef has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, London, Berlin and in 5 other locations
Seattle, US (HQ)
619 Western Ave, #400
Berlin, DE
2 Hardenbergplatz
London, GB
1 Fore St
San Francisco, US
48 2nd St
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Chef Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$105 m

Latest funding size

$40 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years


Chef's latest funding round in September 2015 was reported to be $40 m. In total, Chef has raised $105 m

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Chef News and Updates

Become a top chef with this cooking gadget

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. A few hours binge watching the Food Network has us all feeling like Bobby Flay, but no award-winning chef can perform well without great tools.  Upgrade your kitchenware with the JB Chef Culina…

Get the audiobook of Tim Ferriss' 'The 4-Hour Chef' for absolutely free

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. In 2007, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss released The 4-Hour Workweek—a book that effectively disrupted the traditional thinking on the way we work, live, and pl…

Chef Andrew Zimmern talks about the future of food

 This week on Technotopia I talked to chef Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods. Zimmern is a fascinating thinker and has a lot to say about the future of restaurants, eating, and food distribution. Zimmern believes that the future looks more like the artisinal movement than fast food and he has so…

Our resident chef Mark Hix turns bunny boiler in his new recipe

Last weekend I was down at Julian Temperley’s cider farm in Somerset, where I spotted a couple of wild rabbits hanging up in the barn. They’d been given to him by a neighbour and were destined for the cooking pot, alongside what else but Julian’s own cider. We lit up a fire by his log cabin and c…

Even a celebrity chef couldn't save this gourmet food delivery service

The harsh economics of the food delivery business just claimed another victim. Maple, the gourmet delivery service backed by celebrity chef David Chang, told customers it's shutting down on Monday after two years of operation in New York. Co-founders Caleb Merkl and Akshay Navle said the decisio…

How 11 famous chefs make scrambled eggs

There are so many tricks to cooking the perfect egg, but the world's most famous chefs have their own methods. While you may expect these chefs to go all out with exotic egg recipes, extravagant cooking methods or over the top ingredients, their tips and tricks for making s…
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