Jeff Mauro

Jeff Mauro in The Kitchen

Jeff Joins The Kitchen

Together with four fellow stars, Jeff kicked off a brand-new series, The Kitchen, that celebrates the most-welcoming room in the house.

Journey to Superstar Status

Thanks in part to his lucky red headband, Jeff outperformed his rival competitors and claimed Food Network stardom in 2011.

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  • Sandwich King

    The po' boy is one of the greatest members of the sandwich pantheon, and Jeff Mauro knows exactly where to find the real deal in Chicago, so he heads to Poor Phil's to get up close and personal with their blackened catfish po' boy, then heads back to his own kitchen to whip up some down home classics of his own. He stuffs fat shrimp, battered and fried, into a crusty roll slathered with remoulade for his tangy authentic Shrimp Po' Boy, and pairs them with the cheesiest grits you've ever tasted. Then he finishes his tour below the Mason-Dixon with spicy Louisiana Hot Sauce Chicken Sandwich With Cajun Ranch Dressing. It's a show full of sandwiches that'll bring out the Southerner in everyone!

  • Sandwich King

    Jeff has never fished a day in his life, so he goes to Chicago's hottest seafood restaurant, Fish Bar, for his seafood sandwich fix. Inspired, he makes delicious Crab Cake Sliders with a blood orange aioli. And smoked salmon is the secret for his mouth watering SS B.L.T. And if that wasn't enough, his Cha Cha Chowder is a twist on the classic seafood corn chowder, served up party style in shooter glasses.

  • Rewrapped

    The Rewrapped kitchen travels down memory lane with SpaghettiOs with Meatballs and goes from "uh-oh" to "oh yeah" when one contestant rolls out dough from scratch. In the Innovate Challenge, the contestants take this iconic canned pasta on a world tour with their international dishes. From Asian Lettuce Wraps to SpaghettiOs Stuffed Pierogies, you won't believe your eyes on this SpaghettiOs showdown!

  • Rewrapped

    The Rewrapped kitchen travels down memory lane with SpaghettiOs with Meatballs and goes from "uh-oh" to "oh yeah" when one contestant rolls out dough from scratch. In the Innovate Challenge, the contestants take this iconic canned pasta on a world tour with their international dishes. From Asian Lettuce Wraps to SpaghettiOs Stuffed Pierogies, you won't believe your eyes on this SpaghettiOs showdown!

  • Rewrapped

    The Rewrapped kitchen travels down memory lane with SpaghettiOs with Meatballs and goes from "uh-oh" to "oh yeah" when one contestant rolls out dough from scratch. In the Innovate Challenge, the contestants take this iconic canned pasta on a world tour with their international dishes. From Asian Lettuce Wraps to SpaghettiOs Stuffed Pierogies, you won't believe your eyes on this SpaghettiOs showdown!

  • Sandwich King

    Yearly Mauro family trips to the sun and surf of coastal Mexico have left Jeff with a love of Mexican food. Jeff likes it all, but saves a special place in his "corazon" for tacos al pastor, or slow-roasted marinated pork. Jeff brings his Spanish-fluent brother Frank with him to his favorite state-side pastor joint to learn the secrets of this delectable meat from a master. He takes what he's learned back home and makes his own version of Tacos al Pastor with readily available ingredients, stirs up a smoky and spicy Roasted Salsa for his Lime Tortilla Chips, and finishes off with a classic Mexican Torta sandwich, featuring a breaded and fried steak cutlet topped by jalapenos and cool avocado slices.

  • Rewrapped

    The Rewrapped kitchen travels down memory lane with SpaghettiOs with Meatballs and goes from "uh-oh" to "oh yeah" when one contestant rolls out dough from scratch. In the Innovate Challenge, the contestants take this iconic canned pasta on a world tour with their international dishes. From Asian Lettuce Wraps to SpaghettiOs Stuffed Pierogies, you won't believe your eyes on this SpaghettiOs showdown!

  • Sandwich King

    Jeff explores his favorite Mexican food in Chicago, and, with best friend and cousin Joe, sets out to find the city's best burrito. Back in the kitchen, Jeff shows Joe his own take on the classic Mexican wrap.

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  • Sandwich King

    Jeff's in culinary heaven today, when he brings together Italian food and sandwiches. After a lesson at Chicago's Ricobene's, Jeff makes The Comiskey, a breaded steak sandwich with a roasted red pepper sauce. He cooks up another Italian favorite in the Grilled Artichoke Sub, with fresh ricotta and a roasted garlic spread. The best side to these sandwiches is Jeff's Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup.

  • Sandwich King

    During Jeff's formative years as a Sandwich Prince, he worked at a deli working the meat slicer; his constant companions were corned beef, pastrami and lots of fresh rye bread. Classic deli fare really speaks to his sandwich soul and the folks at Fumare in Chicago's French Market know the language fluently. Jeff gets a tasty tour of some of Fumare's favorites, then heads home to put together his special take on that tart and cheesy creation, the Reuben. You can't be truly deli without coleslaw, so Jeff shreds up a fresh batch before slicing and stacking roast beef into a sandwich that reaches new heights of savory deliciousness. You want pickles with that?

About Jeff Mauro

Jeff Mauro, winner of the seventh season of Food Network Star, now hosts Sandwich King and The Kitchen. More

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