Andy Husbands, the award-winning Chef/Owner of Tremont 647, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood hang-out for over fifteen years. 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 hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Recently he published his second cookbook Wicked Good Barbeque with co-authors Chris Hart of the IQUE BBQ team and Andrea Pyenson, which has received high accolades from both the food and entertainment industries. This is the follow-up to his widely successful first cookbook The Fearless Chef, now in its second printing. Andy is currently working on his third cookbook, Wicked Good Burgers, which is scheduled to be released in the summer of 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 took a job as the sous chef at the nationally renowned East Coast Grill under Chris Schlesinger. Prior to opening Tremont 647, Husbands took a cross-country trip on his motorcycle, working in several San Francisco based restaurants and living 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 nation's leading hunger relief organization, Husbands has donated over $120,000 and countless hours to the cause. Husbands has also hosted the organization's annual Cooking Matters dinner at Tremont 647 for the past 15 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 BBQ team: IQUE BBQ. IQUE became world champions of BBQ by winning the 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.