Emmy-Nominated Celebrity Chef, Jeff Mauro was born and raised in Chicago where he was determined from an early age to become the funniest chef in the world. After years spent cooking in restaurants, graduating with honors from Culinary School and performing on stage, he landed himself on Season 7 of the hit show Food Network Star. He ultimately won the competition by combining his passions for cooking with comedy and landed his own series, the Emmy-nominated Sandwich King. After five successful seasons to date, he was tapped by the Food Network to also co-host the hit daytime show, 4-time Emmy-nominated The Kitchen, now in its 33rd season. Jeff is also a recurring co-host on Food Network’s #1 Prime Time show Worst Cooks in America as well as the host of the new Prime Time Game Show Kitchen Crash and the latest season of Holiday Wars!
Jeff is also the proud founder and CEO of Mauro Provisions, a premium retail & direct-to-consumer line of steaks, the world’s best craft giardiniera (jar-din-air-ah), craft rubs & legendary sandwich kits. He has been a guest co-host of The Today Show and featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Steve Harvey, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay among many others. He also hosts the hit weekly podcast Come on Over with his little sister Emily as well as the author of the best-selling cookbook Come on Over.
He still lives “in the same damn neighborhood he grew up in” with his wife Sarah, his son Lorenzo & their two dogs JoJo & Pinot G. Jeff spends his free time playing lead guitar and singing in his neighborhood dad-band called The Jewel Bags. He releases steam by boxing, playing disc golf and tossin’ bags in the frunchyard with a cold-one his hand.
His favorite color is Pastrami and his favorite smell is charred pepperoni.
- Culinary Demo with Chef Jeff Mauro
- Tuesday, May 23 • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
- Book Signing with Chef Jeff Mauro
- Tuesday, May 23 • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM