It works pretty similarly to the cookbooks for other webservers, so there aren’t really any surprises there. I have a few further things planned with it, like adding CentOS support and getting it to work with test-kitchen. In the meantime feel free to check it out, especially if you use or have used lighttpd in the past, and let me know if you have any suggestions. More information is available in the README and the lighttpd docs.
Update: And now it’s on the community site.