Top Chef is heading to the home of Red Sox and the birthplace of the American Revolution. Bravo confirmed with The Boston Globe that the hit cooking competition show will be filming on location in Boston for the first time this spring and summer. Host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons will be returning for season 12, as well as a number of guest judges, to preside over contestants battling it out to see who gets the honors of becoming Top Chef.
“Boston has always been at the top of our wish list as a location for Top Chef, not only because of its rich historical significance, but also because of its robust and ever-growing culinary scene," Shari Levine, senior vice president of current production for Bravo, said in a statement. "Top Chef will showcase the many facets of the city which in turn will bring its fresh, unique flavor to season 12."
The show will film all over the city, with Fenway Park and Plimoth Plantation seen as possibilities for episode premises.
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