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Tremont 647

647 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-266-4600

Tremont 647 restaurant information
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Tremont 647 opened its doors in December of 1996 with a mission to provide high quality food and hospitality in a professional, fun and funky environment. The 70-seat restaurant, in the heart of Boston’s South End, serves up boldly flavored American cuisine, with inventive global influences and has become a beloved neighborhood destination know for its weekend brunch and sunny sidewalk seating.

Chef-owner Andy Husband’s commitment to locally grown ingredients is reflected in the restaurant’s eight-season cycle – the menu changes bi-monthly to take advantage of what’s fresh in the market.

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647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
617-266-4600

Andy Husbands

Chef at Tremont 647

Chef Andy Husbands at Tremont 647

Born and raised in Seattle, Chef Andy Husbands moved to Massachusetts with his father in 1984 at the age of fourteen. That was the year he took an after school job working at a neighborhood bakery, and has never looked back.

In 1992, following graduation from Johnson & Wales University, and many cooking jobs in restaurants in and around Boston, Husbands was hired as Sous Chef at the nationally renowned East Coast Grill, in Cambridge, where he worked under James Beard award-winning Chef Chris Schlesinger. In 1993, he was appointed Executive Chef.

In 1995, Husbands took the year off to travel the West Coast on his motorcycle, living and working on Elizabeth Berry's Organic Farm in Abiquiú, New Mexico and apprenticing at several San Francisco Bay area restaurants.

Upon his return, he decided to turn his dream of opening his own restaurant into a reality. Husbands and high school friend Chris Hart pooled their collective funds and began seeking out investors for their ambitious project. Over the next six months, they met with financial advisors, architects, real estate brokers and potential investors, built up a capable team of professionals, and turned the once raw retail space into a beautiful and funky high-end eating establishment.

Tremont 647 opened its doors in December of 1996 with the mission to provide high quality food and hospitality in a professional, fun and funky environment. The seventy-seat restaurant, in the heart of the South End, serves up boldly flavored American cuisine, with inventive global influences. Husband's commitment to locally grown ingredients is reflected in the restaurant's eight-season cycle - the menu changes bi-monthly to utilize what's fresh in the market.

In September of 2004, Husbands released his first cookbook, The Fearless Chef, and spent the better part of that fall traveling the country, making TV, radio, and bookstore appearances on his wildly successful national cookbook tour.

Husbands, whose motto is "anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never been bit by a mosquito" is involved with a number of local and national hunger relief-focused charities, including Taste of the Nation, Share Our Strength and the Boston Operation Frontline.

Husbands' blue-medal-winning team, iQue BBQ, has been competing in BBQ competitions all over New England since 1998. He was honored by the National Pork Board, as one of only five Celebrated Chefs in the country. He is also an honored chef of the Dairy Council, where he helps promote and even creates and tests recipes for the likes of national fast food chains like Sonic.

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