Chef is a company developing an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. It streamlines configuring and maintaining servers and integrates with cloud-based platforms to automatically provision and configure new machines. The platform enables users to write instructions that define how Chef manages server applications and utilities and how they are to be configured.
Parent CompanyProgress Software
HQSeattle, WA, US
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Chef was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA, US

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Key People/Management at Chef

Barry Crist

Barry Crist

Joshua Crossman

Joshua Crossman

SVP, Customer Success
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Chef Office Locations

Chef has offices in Seattle, Belfast and London
Seattle, WA, US (HQ)
619 Western Ave #400
Belfast, GB
16 Gloucester St
London, GB
1 Fore St
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Chef Financials and Metrics

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$105 m


In total, Chef had raised $105 m. Chef is a subsidiary of Progress Software

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Chef Blogs

Effortless CI/CD: Accelerating Chef Habitat Application Delivery

The blog below is a guest blog post written by ShuttleOps, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. Consistent Application Packaging The Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (“EAS”) and the “Effortless” pattern were created to give organizations the ability to automate configuration management, compliance a…

Congratulations Awesome Community Chefs 2020!

Hello Chefs! We hope you enjoyed ChefConf Online this week. It was a fun adventure creating a new experience for you since we couldn’t see everyone in person in Seattle.  If you missed any of the excellent content we assembled for you, please check out the videos at Not being able to me…

Chef Announcements: New Products and Portfolio Enhancements

Today Chef announced several new products and significant enhancements to the Chef portfolio during our ChefConf Online event. While things certainly have been different from past ChefConf events, we are energized by our community and customers, and we remain committed to helping them succeed. We ar…

Product Announcement: Chef Workstation Released as Generally Available!

Chef Workstation Released as Generally Available! Chef Workstation, the toolkit for infrastructure automation and compliance, has reached General Availability (GA) with lots of great new features and changes. In addition to a new and easier to use Chef Infra Client 16, Chef Workstation now includes …

Learn Chef in a Whole New Way

Today at ChefConf Online we took the wraps off Learn Chef, our new online learning platform for the Chef community. Three years ago we launched Learn Chef Rally, which brought together our online training in a single, no-cost offering. Since then, over 130,000 of you have taken advantage of our cont…

What’s New with Chef Habitat

Chef Habitat is an open source automation product for defining, packaging, and delivering applications to any environment, regardless of operating system or platform. In the first half of 2020, we’ve rolled out a number of new features in Habitat, including building out integrations with Chef Automa…
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Chef Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Chef founded?

    Chef was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Chef key executives?

    Chef's key executives are Barry Crist and Joshua Crossman.

  • How many employees does Chef have?

    Chef has 163 employees.

  • Who are Chef competitors?

    Competitors of Chef include Itential, Apstra and Hashicorp.

  • Where is Chef headquarters?

    Chef headquarters is located at 619 Western Ave #400, Seattle.

  • Where are Chef offices?

    Chef has offices in Seattle, Belfast and London.

  • How many offices does Chef have?

    Chef has 3 offices.