Jeff Mauro

Emmy-Nominated Chef Jeff Mauro, hailing from Chicago, won Season 7 of Food Network Star by blending cooking and comedy. Known for hosting Sandwich King and co-hosting The Kitchen, he's also part of shows like Worst Cooks in America and Holiday Wars. Jeff is the founder of Mauro Provision, offering premium giardiniera, sauces, rubs, and sandwich kits. Living in his childhood neighborhood, he's into playing guitar, boxing, and spending time with his dad-band, The Jewel Bags. His favorite color is Pastrami, and he has a penchant for the smell of charred pepperoni.