‘Top Chef’ Boston Season to Feature Coolidge Corner Chef

Top Chef’s Head judge Tom Colicchi, judge Gail Simmons, and hosts Padma Lakshmi and Andy Cohen.
From Left: “Top Chef’’ head judge Tom Colicchio, judge Gail Simmons and hosts Padma Lakshmi and Andy Cohen posed at the A Night with "Top Chef" event presented by Watch What Happens Live! at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California on May 1. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) –REUTERS

After almost an entire summer of speculation, the folks at Bravo have revealed some details about the upcoming Boston-based season of “Top Chef.’’

The first bit of juicy new info is that there will be one local culinarian competing in the 12th season: 33-year-old Regal Beagle executive chef Stacy Cogswell. Originally from Wareham, Cogswell trained at Johnson & Wales and now lives blocks from her Coolidge Corner restaurant, according to a Boston Globe exclusive.

It wasn’t just the media who was kept out of the loop when it came to “Top Chef’’ secrets — Cogswell couldn’t even tell her family. Cogswell told “most of her family that she was traveling in Europe during the local shoot,’’ and that her boyfriend and brother were the only ones who knew the truth.


“Shameless’’ actress Emmy Rossum and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski were involved in the season, which premieres Oct. 15.

For more details on the upcoming season and a video preview, head to BostonGlobe.com.

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