[Pre-release Announcement] ChefDK 1.0

Ohai Chefs!

We have selected 1.0.3 as our ChefDK 1.0 release candidate which is scheduled for release on Thursday November 17th. We are releasing early this month to avoid releasing during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Release Highlights

Version 1.0!

  • Recognize ChefDK’s continued stability with the honor of a 1.0 tag. There is nothing in this release that breaks backwards compatibility with previous installations of ChefDK: it is simply a formal recognition of the stability of the product.


  • Foodcritic constraint updated to require v8.0 or greater.
  • Supermarket Foodcritic rules are now disabled by default when you run chef generate cookbook.


  • The inspec command is now included in the PATH managed by ChefDK. Just run chef shell-init to update your PATH!

Please see the CHANGELOG.md for the complete list of changes.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from our Downloads Site or by using the new mixlib-install download command now available in ChefDK 0.19.6 or greater.

$ mixlib-install download chefdk -v 1.0.3 -c current

Alternatively, you can install them now using one of the following command options:

# In Linux Shell
$ curl https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.sh | sudo bash -s -- -P chefdk -v 1.0.3 -c current

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.ps1 } | iex; install -project chefdk -version 1.0.3 -channel current

If you want to give this a spin in Test-Kitchen, create or add the following to a .kitchen.local.yml file and have fun!

  product_name: chefdk
  channel: current
  product_version: 1.0.3