PADUCAH — Local restaurant owner and “Top Chef” runner up Sara Bradley talked about her experience on the show at the Rotary Club of Paducah’s Wednesday meeting.

Bradley talked about what it was like to participate in the reality competition show’s 16th season, which was filmed in several locations in Kentucky.

The Freight House owner and chef said the show’s producers take the job of preventing spoiler leaks very seriously. “Not only did they take my phone, but they took a look through everything. They looked behind paintings on the walls. We opened our mouth. It was kind of like going to prison — at least what I imagine going to prison would be,” Bradley said.

Bradley said she plans to use the national attention from being on the show to help draw more attention to Paducah.

Watch Sara Bradley’s speech from the rotary club meeting:

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