Chef client log on Linux


Hello all,
I've started deploying Chef to a few of our linux boxes and noticed the log is written to /var/log/messages rather then the chef client.log - looks like the /var/log/chef folder was created but its empty.
I see that the log location in the client.rb is set to STDOUT but on the attributes its set to the /var/log location
Am I missing something? should I change it on the client.rb?