About Andy Husbands
Andy Husbands, the award-winning Chef/Owner of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood hang-out for over a decade. Husbands has been praised both locally and nationally for his bold flavors, commitment to using the best, fresh ingredients and seasonality, receiving nods from countless publications, from the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine to Wine Spectator and Star Chefs. Husbands also competed in the 6th season of Fox Television Network’s “Hells Kitchen” with Gordon Ramsay and is currently working on the follow-up to his widely successful first cookbook The Fearless Chef, Wicked Good BBQ publish date May 2012.
Husbands started his career with an after-school baking job at the age of 14 and never looked back. After arriving in Boston the Seattle native work as a sous chef and, later, executive chef at the nationally renowned East Coast Grill in Cambridge, under James Beard winner Chris Schlesinger. He learned about BBQ at what was then the restaurant’s take-out shop, Jake and Earl’s Dixie Barbecue. Prior to opening Tremont 647, Husbands took a cross-country trip on his motorcycle, working in several San Francisco based restaurants and living in on a New Mexico farm during his travels. These experiences greatly influenced the bold and adventurous, seasonally-focused menu at Tremont 647, which he opened upon his return in 1996.
Devoted to helping his community, Husbands has been working to eliminate childhood hunger for the past 20 years. As an active member of Share Our Strength, the nations leading hunger relief organization, Husbands has donated over $100,000 and countless hours to the cause. Husbands has also hosted the organization’s annual Cooking Matters (formally Operation Frontline) dinner at Tremont 647 for the past 12 years and co-chairs the Boston Taste of the Nation annual fundraiser.
When he is not in the kitchen and working with his favorite charities, Husbands is competing with his internationally recognized barbecue team: IQUE BBQ. IQUE became world champions of BBQ by winning the 2009 Jack Daniels World Championships in Lynchberg, TN and also took home 1st place, out of 510 teams, in the brisket category at the Kansas City Royal in 2007.
James Beard Semi Finalist “Best Chef” – Wine Spectators “Award of Excellence” – “Best of Boston” from Boston Magazine – “One of Boston nightlife’s most influential people” Stuff Magazine – One of five “Celebrated Chefs” National Pork Council