Joel Gamoran ’08 Hosts Scraps on FYI
Hyde Park, NY – Don’t throw out those food scraps and don’t change the channel. Joel Gamoran, a 2008 alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America,
is host and executive producer of a new cooking show on the FYI cable network. Scraps debuted on Sunday, May 21.
The series features Chef Gamoran traveling around the United States and working with chefs and restaurateurs to
create pop-up dinners from rescued or leftover food. The third episode is based
near the CIA’s New York campus in the
Hudson Valley. The show is produced by Katie Couric Media for FYI.
“Food waste is such a huge problem in this country and more
and more people want to do something about it,” Couric recently told Variety in announcing the new series.
“I’m so excited for Chef Joel Gamoran to introduce
viewers to wonderful places and delicious recipes using ingredients we never
imagined could taste so good. Joel’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious.”
Gamoran is a graduate of the CIA’s Accelerated
Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP) for people who have hospitality-related
degrees from other colleges and are looking to advance their careers with an
unparalleled hands-on culinary education from the CIA. In addition to his CIA
studies, Gamoran holds a degree in restaurant
management from the University of Connecticut.
“The beauty of cooking is there are thousands of ways you
can take your education and I have always been one to create my own path,” says
Chef Gamoran of his nontraditional food career. “The CIA
has always supported that, which was key for my
Last year, he worked with CIA students for Pepsico’s Game Day Grub Match competition, helping two CIA students win a trip to the Super Bowl. When not
hosting a TV show, Gamoran is the national chef for
Sur La Table.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
On the new FYI network series Scraps, CIA alumnus Joel Gamoran ’08
crosses the United States in an old van he’s turned into a mobile kitchen,
making meals from rescued and leftover food. (Photo: Courtesy FYI)
View hi-res image >
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier
culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and
hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors
in applied food studies, culinary science, food business management, and
hospitality management; associate degrees in baking and pastry arts and
culinary arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The
college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and
enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the
think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni
includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations
in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
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