Jeff Mauro is the co-host of the Food Network series The Kitchen and host of Sandwich King and $24 in 24. Prior to this, he was the winner of the seventh season of the Food Network Star competition. Mauro, who is originally from Elmwood Park, Illinois, incorporates local Chicago restaurants into the context of his show. During Food Network Star, where fifteen contestants competed for an opportunity to have their own cooking show, Mauro maintained a strict concentration on sandwiches throughout the competition. The judges on the show noted Mauro's humor and likable persona, which are focal points of his personality on Sandwich King. Mauro rejected criticisms that there wasn't enough to say about sandwiches to fill out a season, noting that any handheld "meal" could be classified as a sandwich. In 2012, Mauro was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for his show Sandwich King on the Food Network Channel. The award eventually went to Bobby Flay for his show Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction.
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About Jeff Mauro
Before becoming famous for hosting Sandwich King on the Food Network, this popular chef won season seven of Food Network Star.
He earned a degree in television & radio from Bradley University in Illinois. Shortly after graduating from college, he became the co-owner of an Illinois restaurant called Prime Time Deli & Catering.
He received a 2012 Daytime Emmy nomination; however, celebrity chef Bobby Flay ultimately won the honor.
He grew up near Chicago, Illinois, alongside his brother Frank and sisters, Emily and Dana. He has a son named Lorenzo with his wife Sarah.
In 2014, he and Sunny Anderson began co-hosting a Food Network program called The Kitchen.