JULY 2 SAT - 6:30AM
JULY 3 SUN - 12:30PM
Leysath makes a spicy version of a classic Southern dish. Also, Susie, Jeff, Kyle, David, Melissa and Buddy T.


JULY 4 MON - 4:00PM
JULY 6 WED - 9:00AM
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. Each week, Chef Leysath tackles a recipe or cooking technique. He takes a duck and, throughout the show, transforms it into something fit for any dinner table. Along the way, he is joined by a handful of Sporting Chef pros who share their own kitchen-tested recipes and tips. Want to know the fastest way to start a bed or charcoal or how to cook specific parts of a big trophy buck? Each week, The Sporting Chef is jam-packed with information you can use to cook anything with fur, fins and feathers. It's the fastest half-hour on outdoor TV!


You brought it home, now what? Find out how to transform anything with fur, fins and feathers into delicious table fare in what’s been called “the fastest half-hour on outdoor television.” Veteran wild game cooking expert Scott Leysath leads a pack of professional and home chefs, cookbook authors and outdoor experts on a quest to discover the best recipes, tips and techniques that will make the most of your fish and game from the field to the table. Each week, Chef Leysath is joined by an engaging and diverse group of contributors from award-winning fine dining chefs to down home rednecks. From trophy antlered game to a cooler full of catfish, The Sporting Chef shows the way to make it all taste great.

Host & Bios

Scott Leysath

Scott Leysath

From a strong foundation as a restaurateur and corporate restaurant chain VP, Chef Leysath has built a reputation as one of the leading experts in fish and game cookery. Leysath began his TV cooking career on both sides of the camera in 1998 on HGTV’s “Home Grown Cooking.” A few years later, he became a permanent fixture on outdoor TV with the original “Sporting Chef” TV show. Chef Scott is a cookbook author, columnist, speaker and the Cooking Editor for Ducks Unlimited Magazine.

Leysath lives in northern California, but spends a considerable amount of time on the water and in the woods, hosting TV shows, conducting fish and game seminars and making personal appearances.