Rising Star Chef Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 - Biography

Boston, MA

November 2011

Born and raised in Seattle, Andy Husbands started his culinary career with an after-school baking job at age 14 and never looked back. Decades later he is an award-winning chef/owner of two of Boston's hottest restaurants, Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel.

Husbands worked as a sous chef and, later, executive chef at the nationally renowned East Coast Grill in Cambridge, under James Beard Award winner Chris Schlesinger. Before opening Tremont 647 with high school friend Chris Hart in 1996, he traveled to the West Coast on his motorcycle. There, he lived on a farm in New Mexico and also apprenticed at several San Francisco Bay-area restaurants. His cross-country influences have taught him to be bold and adventurous in his life and his cooking. Four years after opening his first restaurant, Husbands opened Sister Sorel, next door.

Husbands’ strong community commitment encourages his involvement with Boston Operation Frontline, where he has helped raise money to fight hunger and teach cooking and nutrition to low-income families. He has also appeared on numerous television programs, including “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Phantom Gourmet”, and “WB in the Morning”and was a James Beard Semi-finalist in 2008 and 2009.