Getting Started To begin, install Chef’s omnibus installer: Chef DK
Chef uses the chef tool for creating cookbooks, downloading cookbooks, and many other things.
chef generate repo chef-repo
This creates a chef-repo for connecting to Chef Server.
While this is great for getting started with Chef, creating cookbooks and keeping them in version control gets weird, since this is a single repo.
Cookbooks Chef Cookbooks are composed of recipes written in Ruby plus a Chef Ruby sugar for automating installing an application like Redis, Postgres, Solr, etc.