Chef Workstation 22.12.1024 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 22.12.1024 of Chef Workstation.

New Features

Preview Feature

  • The Chef Workstation App on Windows and macOS now includes a dashboard to help manage cookbooks. You can access the dashboard from the system tray menu.

Bug Fixes & Updates

  • Chef Workstation now supports Ubuntu 18, 20, and 22.
  • Support for Ubuntu 16 is deprecated.
  • The chef export command now works with Chef repositories located in deeply-nested directories on Windows.


  • Test-Kitchen is updated to fetch relevant data and run fallback/cleanup actions on test failure. Thanks brycekahle!
  • Test-Kitchen is updated to support net-scp 4.0 & net-ssh 7.0. Thanks tas50!
  • Updated kitchen-dokken plugin to support systemd based containers. Thanks drehammond!
  • Updated kitchen-ec2 to support MacOS M1 & M2 EC2 instances. Thanks tecracer-theinen!
  • Updated kitchen-vagrant to specify an optional provider in the configuration for use in auto-update and auto-prune commands.
  • Updated kitchen-vra to align with the use of the domain attribute in lieu of the older tenant attribute.

Get the Build

If you are running the Chef Workstation toolbar 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!