Andy Husbands, the award-winning Chef/Owner of Tremont 647, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood restaurant for 21 years. Chef 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. Chef Husbands also competed in the 6th season of Fox Television Network’s “Hell’s Kitchen” hosted by Gordon Ramsay. But his TV fame didn’t stop there, he was also contestant on Food Networks, Chopped Grill Masters in August of 2017.
Recently he published his most anticipated cookbook yet, Pitmaster. Co-written by friend and longtime IQUE bbq team member Chris Hart. But this was not the first. They also co-wrote Wicked Good Burgers with co-author Andrea Pyenson of the Boston Globe. Chef Husbands’ first book, The Fearless Chef has received widespread success. His second book, Wicked Good Barbecue, received high accolades from both the food and entertainment industries and received National Barbecue News’ “2012 Best Book of the Year” award. Having earned his spot in the bbq world, Husbands opened The Smoke Shop in Kendall Square in May of 2016. It is now one of the most popular bbq hot-spots in New England.
Devoted to helping his community, Chef Husbands has been working to eliminate childhood hunger for the past 20 years. He has hosted the Share Our Strength annual Cooking Matters dinner at Tremont 647 for the past 16 years, and co-chairs the Boston Taste of the Nation annual fundraiser. His efforts have raised over $160,000 for the organization, which is the nation’s leading hunger relief organization.
He is in his third year as an active member of the restaurant committee for the Rodman Ride for Kids, an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts.
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.
– 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
– “Celebrated Chefs” National Pork Council