Announcing the release of ChefDK 1.0

We’re happy to announce the release of ChefDK 1.0.3! The decision to promote ChefDK to 1.0 was made with input from the community at the 2016 Chef Community Summit in Seattle – a reflection of ChefDK’s maturity and stability.

Release Highlights


  • Foodcritic constraint updated to require v8.0 or greater.
  • Supermarket Foodcritic rules are now disabled by default when you run chef generate cookbook.


  • The inspec command is now included in the PATH managed by ChefDK. Just run chef shell-init to update your PATH!

Please see the for the complete list of changes.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from our Downloads Site or by using the new mixlib-install download command now available in ChefDK 0.19.6 or greater.

$ mixlib-install download chefdk -v 1.0.3

Alternatively, you can install them now using one of the following command options:

In Shell

$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chefdk -v 1.0.3

In Windows Powershell

. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chefdk -version 1.0.3

If you want to give this a spin in Test-Kitchen, create or add the following to a .kitchen.local.yml file and have fun!

 product_name: chefdk
 product_version: 1.0.3

Tom Duffield

Tom is an Software Development Engineer with Chef. With Chef he uses his 10+ years of software development and 5+ years of consulting experience to help everyone become successful with Chef. When not working Tom spends his time knowing far too much about astronomy.