Bravo’s reality cooking show Top Chef shot its latest season in the Boston area, including one episode in Watertown.
Top Chef season 12 features segments from Boston area landmarks such as Fenway Park, Plimouth Plantation, the Cheers Bar and our very own Commander’s Mansion.
The episode at the historic house located in the Arsenal on the Charles was shot in late May, said Tammy McKenna, facility manager at the Commander’s Mansion.
The show included employees from athenahealth, the company that now owns the Arsenal complex. When the show was looking for a filming location athena suggested the mansion, McKenna said.
The episode has a Revolutionary War theme, and includes re-enactors firing muskets and waving flags, McKenna said. The chefs had a stand-alone battle at the Commander’s Mansion.
Top Chef premiered on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 10 p.m. on Bravo. See a preview of the season here: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-12/videos/top-chef-goes-to-boston