The incredible shrinking chef

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Amis chef Brad Spence in the before (at left) and lighter on June 28.

You're seeing less of Brad Spence these days, and the chef/partner at Amis in Washington Square West wants it that way.

Spence, 36, has shed 38 pounds through a combination of exercise (including jujitsu and boxing) and eating better. Cracking the 200-pound mark drew a "right on" on Twitter from mentor and partner Marc Vetri the other day.

You'd think that being a chef around food all day would be a challenge. "It might be tougher for you," he explained. "But I'm around good stuff - fresh vegetables, fresh meats."

He says he still has 20 pounds to go.

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