Best known as the host for A&E’s hit series “Scraps,” Joel Gamoran has become one of the nation’s most well-known sustainability-focused chefs. In addition to his television show, Joel served as the National Chef for famed kitchen retailer Sur La Table.


As the author of “Cooking Scrappy.” (Harper Collins, 2018) with a passion for cooking with ingredients that are typically tossed, Joel has shown students, viewers and readers around the world how to turn food scraps into delicious meals. Joel continues to make regular appearances on NBC's Today Show, proving to the world cooking is approachable. 

"My mom taught me to love food, and Joel taught me to save it!" - Katie Couric

In 2020 Joel launched Homemade, a free live-streaming cooking platform with over 200,000 active students. 


​Joel is a graduate of both the Culinary Institute of America, and the Culinary Institute of Florence. Joel and his wife Angiolina live in stunning Seattle, WA with their two baby boys Jonah and Benji.