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Chef Review

Product Snapshot

Product Pricing

Product is available in multiple plans:

  • Basics – free
  • Hosted – $72 per node
  • Automate – $137 per node

Platform is a SaaS solution and requires no additional hardware for installation.

Customer Focus

Vendor works with companies of all sizes and across multiple industries.

Select Customers

Gannet, Target, Standard Bank, Intuit, Nordstrom


About Chef

Chef Chef is IT infrastructure monitoring and automation software that enables users to develop, test and deploy infrastructure automation code from local workstations. The platform is equipped with tools including Test Kitchen which allows companies to run tests in an isolated environment before implementation and InSpec, which assists users with writing language for infrastructure tests.

The software is equipped with a server that houses all company ‘cookbooks’, repositories for code and node management. Additionally, the platform facilitates cloud adoption by providing workload migration tools, is capable of managing multiple cloud environments and is designed to work with multiple cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and On-Prem.

About the Company

Chef was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington.


Chef Key Features

  • Designed to manage Windows, Linux, AIX and Solaris systems
  • Automates load balancing and failover for stateful components
  • Searchable data storage
  • Run-list and policy management tools
  • Standard, Premium and Customer Success support subscriptions available
  • Solution services available including technology adoption, compliance implementation and workflow acceleration
  • DevOps workshops facilitate workshop acceleration and transformation
  • Training curriculum available in-person training classes, online instructor-led training classes and private training classes
  • Supports cloud-based infrastructures, on-premise infrastructures and hybrid infrastructures
  • API remains available even in case of partial network or hardware failure


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