"Scraps" TV Host Chef Gamoran & CT's Jacques Pépin Create A Feast with Food Considered "Waste"

Stephanie Webster

FYI’s culinary series “Scraps,” returns for a second season where host Chef Joel Gamoran travels across the U.S. creating incredible feasts in the most breathtaking locales, using ingredients people throw away.

In each episode Chef Gamoran partners with brilliant chefs and fellow food waste champions to celebrate the local cuisine and create a delicious meal with food items most people would consider to be waste.

A recent shoot brought Chef Gamoran to CT, where he cooked with legendary chef Jacques Pépin. The episode will be airing on FYI  at 10 PM on Thursday, December 13th and will also re-air on A&E at 9 AM EST on A&E.

The pressure was on on as Joel had less than a day to source ingredients, build a full menu and execute a dinner party to blow the minds of local guests. Viewers got the chance to follow Joel on a one-of-a-kind food sourcing adventure in his refurbished 1963 Volkswagen van, affectionately named Pippi, which doubles as his mobile kitchen. 

"Scraps is one of the most innovative culinary shows out there today," said James Hoffman, EVP Program Partnerships, A+E Networks. "We're thrilled to be back for a season two and continue our partnership with Sur La Table, educating audiences on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle - utilizing food scraps in their everyday cooking, without sacrificing taste. Chef Joel's vibrant personality and passion bring this series to life - showcasing his skills with the most creative meals, against the most beautiful backdrops in the U.S."

In the season two premiere, Joel visits food waste champion Eduardo Garcia aka ‘the Bionic Chef,’ in Montana. The two chefs set out on a bold culinary adventure in Big Sky country – aiming to serve up a mind blowing version of an iconic cowboy dish, using ingredients usually thrown in the trash – such as bizarre beef offcuts and fried fish bones. Will their creation wow even the most stubborn locals and inspire them to join the food waste movement?   

Additional chefs that Joel partners with in the new season of Scraps are:

Brooke Williamson (Los Angeles, CA)

Andy Baraghani (Bay Area, CA)

Beverly Kim (Chicago, IL)

Max Hardy (Detroit, MI)

Tandy Wilson (Nashville, TN)

Anthony Lamas (Louisville, KY)

Jacques Pépin (Connecticut)

Jamie Bissonnette (Boston, MA)

Click here to catch up on the first season of Scraps
NOTE: New episodes will be posted on fyi.tv the day after each premiere

“Scraps” is produced by Katie Couric Media and RAIN in collaboration with Launch, for FYI.