Chef Recognized on Deloitte 2017 Technology Fast 500™ List

Seattle-based continuous automation leader ranked 228th fastest growing company in North America

SEATTLE — November 9, 2017 — Chef, the leader in Continuous Automation, today announced it has been ranked 228th on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™, which recognizes the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy technology companies in North America. This is the third year in a row Chef has been recognized on this list.

Over the last four years, Chef’s customer base has grown to include more than a thousand companies and its annual recurring revenue increased by more than 10x. Companies such as Facebook, Alaska Airlines, GE Digital, Standard Bank and Target rely on Chef to speed up software deployment, leading to increased profitability and market share.

Chef Automate gives teams the ability to detect, correct and automate all dimensions of software development. Teams use Chef InSpec to test for compliance against regulatory standards and best practices across server fleets, deploy corrections and fixes with Chef, and then fully automate lessons learned. Developers use Chef Habitat to build, deploy and manage applications in any environment – from traditional to cloud-native architectures.

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 awards program is a leading technology awards program in North America. It has recognized the fastest growing public and private technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America for more than 20 years. The Fast 500 companies – large, small, public, and private – define the cutting edge, transform the way we do business, combine technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, and are disrupting the technology industry. Winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over a three-year period.

“We are honored to again be named one of the fastest growing companies in North America,” said Chef CEO, Barry Crist. “Chef’s sustained revenue growth is due to our product leadership in continuous automation and the deep customer and partner relationships that we have formed. We’re delighted to have such a strong roster of customers who gladly rely on Chef to accelerate software delivery, transform how they manage infrastructure and compliance, and build new strategies around cloud native operations.”

About Chef

Chef is the leader in Continuous Automation software, an innovator in cloud native operations and one of the founders of the DevOps movement. Chef works with more than a thousand of the most innovative companies around the world to deliver their vision of digital transformation, providing the practices and platform to deliver software at speed. Chef Automate is Chef’s Continuous Automation Platform which is powered by an awesome community and open source software engines: Chef for infrastructure, Habitat for cloud native operations, and InSpec for compliance. For more visit

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