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Get to Know Jeff

Learn the host's most-memorable meal, plus more insider trivia.

11 Fun Facts

Smart Sandwich Toppings

Jalapenos and mustard are among Jeff's go-to healthy picks.

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On the Road

Find out where Jeff goes to enjoy his favorite bites.

King-Approved Restaurants

Sandwich Central

Find additional sandwich recipes ideal for brown-bag lunches and go-to dinners.
Season 2, Episode 13

BBQ Bonanza

You can't talk about Chicago barbecue without mentioning Russell's, and this iconic spot figures prominently in Jeff's food biography as well. This was where his folks would take him to celebrate life's little achievements, and the food has since set up shop in Jeff's heart. He watches with reverence as manager Ben Tarpia takes him into the kitchen and to the pit. Still smelling of wood-smoke, Jeff rushes back home to fire up his own pit, and goes straight-up luau with a Hawaiian BBQ pork sandwich decked in pineapple, then goes stateside for a chicken salad on Texas toast, paired with potato salad. Fire it up!

Saturday
Sep 1
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

Say Cheese!

Jeff and his son Lorenzo head up to the Mars Cheese Castle in Wisconsin in search of the perfect cheese. With the help of the resident cheesemonger, they taste a staggering array of cheeses and even grill a few up to check their "meltitude" to figure out which ones will accompany them back home. Once back in their kitchen, father and son get slicing as they pile up both adult and kid versions of the venerable cheese steak, and then Jeff melts down a block for cheddar for a classic Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup.

Saturday
Nov 10
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 1

Diner Favorites

Inspired by Chicago's Moon Sandwich Shop, Jeff reinvents two diner classics. He first makes The B.L.D., a short rib sandwich with a fried egg on a croissant, and then makes The Playa's Club, with maple glazed roast turkey and pancetta on challah bread. And of course, no diner sandwich is complete without some Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Chips!

Sunday
Apr 7
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chicago Steakhouse and Greek Taco

Jeff Mauro satisfies his street food cravings with his homespun take on the gyro. Next, he goes from street to steakhouse, stacking juicy ribeye, garlicky spinach, and blue cheese dressing on crusty buttered French bread for a power dinner sandwich you’ll never forget.

Saturday
Jul 13
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 10

Holiday Sandwiches

Most people associate the holidays with big roasts, but Jeff Mauro isn't most people. He's got sandwiches on the brain when everyone else is in feast mode, and he's always thinking about ways to work with that holiday cheer. So he heads to his grandmother's house to learn the secret to her special holiday sausage bread and -- what else? -- turn it into a sandwich. Say hello to the Sausage Bread Brunch Sandwich. He also takes the classic roast beef and jazzes it up a bit with some fresh beef jus on the side for dipping. And the holidays in the Mauro household just wouldn't be the same without a side of Spaghetti and Broccoli Aglio Olio. It'll have you ringing with holiday cheer!

Saturday
Dec 7
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 10

Speakeasy Steak Sandwiches

Jeff starts with a Hanger Steak Sandwich topped with Bourbon Creamed Spinach. Next up is a steakhouse classic with a twist — Open Faced Clams Casino With a Parsley Lemon Mayo. For a cocktail, Jeff makes the "New" Old Fashioned.

Sunday
Mar 2
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Hog Wild

Jeff goes hog wild with a Roasted Pork Sandwich With Piquillo Peppers and a side of Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo. Then, giant Pigs in a Blanket filled with sweet mascarpone cheese and topped off with Apple Chutney.

Sunday
Mar 16
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 12

Hog Wild

Jeff goes hog wild with a Roasted Pork Sandwich With Piquillo Peppers and a side of Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo. Then, giant Pigs in a Blanket filled with sweet mascarpone cheese and topped off with Apple Chutney.

Saturday
Aug 23
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 11

Caribbean Vacation Sandwiches

No need to travel when Jeff's making a Jamaican feast at home! He's starting with a Jerk Chicken Sandwich topped With Mango Chutney and Fried Plantains. Then moving right on to Snapper With Escovitch Pickled Peppers and a Scotch Bonnet Aioli. And nothing says Jamaica like an island cocktail, it's a "Booty Shaker" with caramelized orange slices.

Saturday
Sep 20
7am | 6c
Season 0, Episode 2

Candy Craze

Jeff Mauro takes the ultimate candy-lover's road trip across America, with delicious stops at his hometown favorite, Ferrara's, for a taste of some truly iconic treats; Boston's oldest chocolatier to learn the secrets behind their delectable turtle fudge; Austin, Texas's wild and wacky Big Top Candy Shop which features more than 2,000 kinds of candy from all over the world and more! This is one sweet ride!

Saturday
Oct 25
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 11

Hot Diggity Dog

In a trip down hot dog memory lane, Jeff Mauro and his dad, Gus, relive the past as they grab a couple with everything at Chicago's legendary Gene and Jude's, where they pile fresh cut French fries right on the dog, and Jeff steps behind the counter and tries to keep up with the lunch rush. Jeff takes his new insight back home and whips his own version of the classic Gene and Jude's dog, complete with his own hand-cut fries, then adds a cheesy sauce to that classic Midwestern staple, the bratwurst. To wrap things up, Gus Mauro comes back around to see if Jeff's creations cut the mustard. You'll want to bring a lot of napkins!

Saturday
Nov 8
7am | 6c
Season 0, Episode 3

Disney Dream Cruise with Food Network

This one-hour special brings together some of Food Network's favorite hosts for a vacation like no other. The Kitchen's Jeff Mauro and Katie Lee, Chopped's Amanda Freitag, and Guy's Grocery Games' Melissa d'Arabian, along with their families and friends, set sail on The Disney Dream cruise ship for three days of sun, fun and food. Go behind the scenes as the hosts go where no cameras have gone before -- the inner workings of the ship's galleys, the kitchens, where The Dream's talented chefs prepare food for thousands every day. And no cruise would be complete without surf, sand and, of course, incredible meals.

Friday
Jun 12
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

Taste of the Southside

Jeff celebrates the South Side of Chicago by exploring its regional specialties. He visits Calabria Imports, which invented "The Freddie" -- the ultimate Southside sandwich -- and then returns home to make his own version with a broccoli rabe spread and a fresh tomato relish. Jeff cooks up another South Side classic: The Mother-in-Law and tops his with homemade chili and a side of Escarole Salad.

Friday
Apr 1
10am | 9c

About the Show

Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

About the Host

Jeff Mauro

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

Most Popular Recipes

All Sandwich King Recipes

Homemade Roast Beef Sandwich Au Jus

Slow Cooked Cuban Sandwich

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Grilled Pineapple Relish

Louisiana Hot Sauce Chicken Sandwich with Cajun Ranch Dressing

Smoky BBQ Riburger on Cheesy Garlic Bread

Vietnamese Pork Sandwich

Turkey Cheesesteak with Wisconsin Cheddar

Sausage Bread Brunch Sandwich

Lemon Roasted Chicken Salad Wrap

Maxwell St. Style Polish Sausage Sandwich

Snapper Escovitch-Wich Pickled Peppers and Scotch Bonnet Aioli

Sausage (Sazeeg) and Peppers

Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon Two Ways

Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style)

Open Faced Clams Casino

Smothered BBQ Chicken on Texas Toast

The Playa's Club

Shrimp Po' Boy with Horseradish Remoulade

Crisp Tempura Poached Egg over English Muffin with Red Pepper Corned Beef Hash

PLAT - Pancetta, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato with Romano Aioli

The Sloppy Lo

Fried Egg and Oyster Sandwich

The B.L.D

The Derby

Croque Hers

Turkey Patty Melt

Classic Italian Sub with Roasted Eggplant

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