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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 which define how Chef manages server applications and utilities and how they are to be configured.
HQSeattle, US

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Employees (est.) (Aug 2020)336(+3%)
Job Openings3
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Key People/Management at Chef

Barry Crist

Barry Crist

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman
Brian Goldfarb

Brian Goldfarb

Chief Marketing Officer
Corey Scobie

Corey Scobie

Chief Technology Officer
Evan Fein

Evan Fein

Chief Financial Officer
Jenny Armstrong Owen

Jenny Armstrong Owen

VP, People
Joshua Crossman

Joshua Crossman

SVP, Customer Success
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Chef Office Locations

Chef has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Berlin, Belfast and in 1 other location
Seattle, US (HQ)
619 Western Ave #400
San Francisco, US
95 Minna St, San Francisco
Berlin, DE
3-5 Neue Schönhauser Str.
Belfast, GB
16 Gloucester St
London, GB
1 Fore St
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Chef Financials and Metrics

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Chef total Funding

$105 m

Chef latest funding size

$40 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Chef investors

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 Cybersecurity Score

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Chef Online and Social Media Presence

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Chef Blogs

DevSecOps: A big hill to climb

The blog below is a guest blog post written by Logz.io, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. For those of you on the Sec (security) side of DevSecOps, DevOps is a cultural and philosophical change to facilitate business alignment and to deliver higher quality software faster.  Where DevOps Started I…

What is Application Definition?

Application definition is the process of creating a codified operational runbook. It formalizes the process of describing in code everything an application needs to be built, run, and managed.By openly defining in code all of the requirements for building, running and maintaining an application at t…

Cyber Security for Australian Government, National Critical Infrastructure providers and Enterprise using Chef Compliance

On Friday, June 19th 2020, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a snap press conference to reveal that the nation was under cyber-attack by a state-based actor.  Following this, the nation’s infosec advice agency said that while the attacker had gained access to some systems it had no…

Automated Application Rollback with Chef

This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliv…

Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy

Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state. This ensures a system can be immediately r…

Upgrading Your Cookbooks for Compatibility with Chef Infra Client 16

It’s time to talk about Chef Infra upgrades! Last time around, we covered why it’s important to run on the latest client, and reviewed some of the improvements that have been made in the last few years of releases. Today we’re going to dive into some practical advice on how to go about undergoing a …
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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, Brian Goldfarb and Corey Scobie.

  • How many employees does Chef have?

    Chef has 336 employees.

  • Who are Chef competitors?

    Competitors of Chef include Apstra, Hashicorp and Ansible.

  • Where is Chef headquarters?

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

  • Where are Chef offices?

    Chef has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Berlin, Belfast and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Chef have?

    Chef has 5 offices.