Network Host and Executive Chef Scott Leysath to Prepare Wild Game

Sportsman Channel and Xfinity are joining forces to present Scott Leysath, executive chef and host of The Sporting Chef, at “Taste of Atlanta” – where more than 90 restaurants and top chefs will gather in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, October 26, 12-6 p.m. Leysath will be at the Sportsman Channel tent preparing delicious, one-of-a-kind dishes, including elk with pear sausage and rabbit-rattlesnake sausage. “Taste of Atlanta” will give visitors an opportunity to walk through the heart of Midtown at Tech Square in Atlanta and experience local cuisine – including Leysath’s wild game recipes.

Leysath will share his knowledge and wild game recipes with locals, visitors from around the state and beyond. Leysath’s choice of elk with pear sausage and rabbit-rattlesnake sausage will reflect the diversity and variety of the local fare.

“Scott Leysath is a talented chef and Sportsman Channel host, who really knows how to make cooking wild game accessible to anyone,” said Ben Lines, vice president of marketing at Sportsman Channel. “’Taste of Atlanta’ is a great opportunity to work with Leysath and our partners at Xfinity.”

Sportsman Channel at “Taste of Atlanta”

Saturday, October 25, 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 12-6 p.m.
Tech Square
5th Street and Spring Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Leysath is the author of numerous cookbooks, including his most recent, “The Sporting Chef’s Better Venison Cookbook.” He is also the cooking editor of the Ducks Unlimited Magazine and writes for a number of other publications such as California Waterfowl Magazine, South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s Waterfowl and Wetlands and Cooking Wild Magazine.

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 two consecutive years. The TV show is currently airing on Sportsman Channel.

For more information on guest chefs, participating restaurants and how to attend Taste of Atlanta visit


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