When the episode directly following "Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets" aired, fans noticed something new. Well, primarily they noticed the golden retriever James who served as a special guest. Apart from that, many were wowed by the film set!
The episode that aired directly after "Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets" featured a special guest in the form of a golden retriever named James. In addition to James, many viewers were also impressed by the episode's film set.
The new set for "Chopped" is a wide open factory space, which is different from the usual filming location.
The new set is permanent and people are loving it! The old set was just so cramped and people are appreciative of the spaciousness. James the dog is a hit as well!
Ted Allen, the host of Chopped, recently tweeted about the new set for the show. He writes that, besides James the dog, the other star is the set for this episode and "several more coming." Moreover, it is a factory used "for this run of shows." The wording here creates a strong impression that the new filming location is at least meant to be temporary.
The new set for Chopped has been getting a lot of attention on social media. One person on Reddit claimed that this was Art Factory Studios, a factory building in New Jersey that is now used as a rentable venue. Comparing the Facebook footage, stills shared by guest judge Chef Jordan Andino on Twitter, and the website for Art Factory Studios, it seems likely that it is the same space. However, it is also fully possible that The Food Network notices the popularity the new set is enjoying and decides to update the show, which after so many seasons, could use some kind of makeover.
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