Chef Workstation 0.11.21 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 0.11.21 of Chef Workstation.

Two Important Regression Fixes:

  • Fixes Test Kitchen, which once again works with Policyfiles on Windows.
  • Fixes Chef CLI commands, so once again commands with user input such as chef exec or license acceptance succeed.

Notable Updates

  • The Workstation menu bar application supports dark mode on macOS.
  • The Workstation install size is now ~4% smaller! More improvements to come!

New Components


Chef Workstation includes the mdl command line tool for linting markdown.

Updated Components


We updated Cookstyle to 5.10.13, which includes 11 new Chef cops for detecting deprecated code and refactoring some legacy Heavy Weight Resource Providers (HWRPs).


We updated Fauxhai-ng to 7.5.1, which fixes missing platform_family data in the opensuse-15 data file.

Test Kitchen

We updated Test Kitchen has to 2.3.4, which includes more robust code for finding the Chef binary on Windows and also improves some logging messages.


We updated the kitchen-inspec plugin to 1.3.1, which allows relative paths in the GIT fetcher and resolves failures when using inputs.

Security Updates

libxlst was updated from 1.1.30 to 1.1.34 to resolve these vulnerabilities:

Get the Build

If you are running the experimental application you can download this version from the menu after the app next update check. You can also download binaries directly from

As always, we welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us directly or share your email. Thanks for using Chef Workstation!