Awesome Community Chefs

During #ChefConf 2013, we announced our first annual Awesome Community Chefs awards.

The Chef community is full of many awesome individuals who contribute and do exceptional things every day. The Awesome Community Chef awards are a way for the community to recognize a few of the individuals who have made a dramatic impact and have helped further the cause.

The community was asked to nominate some awesome chefs and three were selected as this year’s Awesome Community Chefs.

Each of the Awesome Community Chefs were awarded

  • An iPad Mini
  • A personalized Chef track jacket
  • All expense-paid trip to the Opscode Community Summit.

Additionally, the Awesome Chefs will have the privilege of selecting the next round of Awesome Community Chefs.

And the winners are…

Bryan Berry – As one nominator put it, Bryan is deserves this award for “…providing us with the super awesome Food Fight Show, which I find to be an immensely valuable resource to keep up to date with what’s going on, and that’s not even mentioning Bryan’s cookbooks and other contributions!”

Fletcher Nichol – Jamie/Test Kitchen 1.0, Knife-Server, Chef integration for Razor, rbenv/rvm cookbooks and more! Fletcher has earned the moniker “the hardest working man in open source.”

Jamie Winsor – Jamie has been a ‘”wrapper cookbook” pattern cheerleader’ and is well known for his work on Berkshelf and Ridley. As one nominator put it, “Berkshelf has changed the way we manage cookbooks for the better. It has enabled a very managable workflow that incorporates the community cookbooks. Fantastic!”

Congratulations to all of the Awesome Community Chef award winners!


Nathen Harvey

As the VP of Community Development at Chef, Nathen helps the community whip up an awesome ecosystem built around the Chef framework. Nathen also spends much of his time helping people learn about the practices, processes, and technologies that support DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Web-scale IT. Prior to joining Chef, Nathen spent a number of years managing operations and infrastructure for a number of web applications. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps.