Nominate an Awesome Community Chef

The Chef community is full of many awesome individuals who contribute and do exceptional things every day. Each year at ChefConf, individuals are awarded the Awesome Community Chef award. 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.

Think about the people who have helped you succeed with Chef. Did they help you learn about Chef, build a tool that helped make Chef better, or done something awesome for the community?

We are planning to award the Awesome Community Chef award to three community members and one Chef employee this year.

Nominations will close on Thursday, June 23 at 12 PM (noon) Pacific Time.

Winners will be announced at ChefConf during the Awesome Chef Awards and Closing Ceremony, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 5:00PM.

Current Awesome Community Chefs




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.