Sunday, November 29, 2015

The incredible shrinking chef

Brad Spence of Amis has shed 38 pounds. Around all that food? "That actually makes it easier," he explains.

The incredible shrinking chef

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

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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