For over 20 years, Andy Husbands has been making an impact on Boston’s culinary scene. Many foodies know him for his success with Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel, two mainstays in the South End before the South End was a restaurant hot spot. Chef Husbands’ leadership in Boston’s restaurant scene over two decades earned him the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s Chef of the Year 2014 award.
Obsessed with all things grilling and smoking, Chef Husbands is chef/partner of his latest passion project: Boston’s BBQ restaurant, The Smoke Shop (opened in Spring 2016, Kendall Square). When he’s not in the restaurant, he indulges his food obsession with his regular segment “Farm to Fork” on WBUR Radio Boston, competes with the BBQ team he co-founded with Pit Master Chris Hart, iQUE (winners of the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship and over 35 KCBS Grand Championships), authors cookbooks (The Fearless Chef, Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers, Grill to Perfection, and a new project in the works), and advocates tirelessly for area charities, most notably Share our Strength and Rodman Celebration. Chef Husbands lends his expertise as a Massachusetts Restaurant Association board member, a honorary chair of Share Our Strength’s annual Taste of the Nation, and restaurant chair of the Rodman Celebration.