About Scott Leysath, The Sporting Chef

Scott Leysath The Sporting Chef

"As one of the leading authorities on wild game cooking, Scott Leysath can make virtually anything wearing fur, feathers or fins come deliciously alive."
~The Denver Post

"Scott Leysath is himself a sportsman who understands the satisfaction of the chase…and the sauces and marinades that transform an ordinary dish into something special."
~Sports Afield

"...The Galloping Gourmet for the open field."
~San Francisco Chronicle

"He’s practically a crusader when it comes to teaching fellow hunters and fishermen how to make tasty use of what they catch."
~The Post & Courier, Charleston SC

Scott Leysath The Sporting Chef

About Scott Leysath

Scott Leysath is a leading authority on the proper preparation of fish and game. He is the author of two “The Sporting Chef’s Wild Game Recipes” cookbooks.

He is also the cooking editor of the Ducks Unlimited Magazine and writes for a number of other publications like California Waterfowl Magazine, South Carolina Waterfowl Association's Waterfowl and Wetlands and Cooking Wild Magazine.

Chef Leysath spent four years on HGTV’s “Home Grown Cooking with Paul James”. When not in front of the camera giving useful cooking tips or preparing dishes, he scripted and directed the show’s cooking segments.

Scott makes numerous appearances on outdoor television and radio programs nationwide. His inaugural show, “The Sporting Chef” won the Southeastern Press Association’s Excellence in Craft Award for 2 consecutive years.

Following the success of the original The Sporting Chef series on Sportsman  Channel, Leysath teamed up with veteran outdoor host, Donny McElvoy, on the HuntFishCook show. Donny did the hunting and fishing and Chef Scott did the cooking.

In 2013, Leysath hosted the Dead Meat show on Outdoor Channel, with past seasons running on Sportsman Channel and MyOutdoorTV.

Dead Meat is all about non-mainstream fish and game and the people who hunt, fish, spear, trap, shoot, and eat them.

In 2015, a reincarnation of The Sporting Chef launched on Sportsman Channel.

Long-time guest on the show Stacy Lyn Harris took over the hosting job in 2021 with The Sporting Chef with Stacy Lyn Harris. You can find those episodes on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and MyOutdoorTV.

This was followed by new seasons of Dead Meat in 2019 and a new behind-the-scenes of the fishing industry series, The Fishmonger, featuring Tommy Gomes in 2021.

With the success of the behind-the-scene storytelling Leysath is so good at portraying, he embarked upon telling the rancher's story with Ranch America in 2022. Find past episodes on Outdoor Channel. Season two will air in 2024 on Outdoor Channel.

Leysath is a featured speaker and presenter at outdoor shows and corporate functions across the U.S. If you would like to contact him to entertain your group with his own brand of "Short Attention Span Cooking", email Scott at sportingchef@comcast.net.

About The Sporting Chef TV Series:

Among those who hunt and fish are folks who would much rather catch it or kill it than eat it. Oh sure, they don’t want to waste their hard-earned harvest, but many prefer to share with their neighbors rather than fill up their own freezers.

Veteran wild game chef and engaging TV host, Scott Leysath, knows that sport fish and wild game not only taste good, but great.

The Sporting Chef hosts a collaborative group of professional chefs, home chefs, cookbook authors and outdoor experts who have joined forces to help anyone prepare better fish and game dishes.

Whether cooking at home or in the woods, each week is loaded with information from a cast of characters ranging from award-winning chefs to down-home rednecks who know the way to catfish deliciousness.

In 2021, The Sporting Chef series gained a new host: Stacy Lyn Harris. Stacy Lyn is an author, speaker, gardener, photographer, lawyer, and TV host…but also a wife and the mother of 7 children. Find all her recipes from the show here.
The Sporting Chef on The Sportsman Channel
Sporting Chef with Stacy Lyn Harris