Meet the Co-Hosts of The Kitchen

Get to know the co-hosts of Food Network's The Kitchen, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee, Marcela Valladolid and Sunny Anderson.

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5 Fresh Perspectives

Each of these chefs brings a distinct point of view and a plethora of recipes to the show. Get to know all of them now.

Geoffrey Zakarian

A judge on Food Network's Chopped, Geoffrey Zakarian became an Iron Chef after besting nine rivals on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. This New York City restaurant chef and partner is the culinary director at The Plaza Hotel and hosts the Food Talk radio show on SiriusXM.

Geoffrey Zakarian

Jeff Mauro

Jeff Mauro joined the Food Network family in 2011 when he won Food Network Star, Season 7 and became the network's first Sandwich King. A former comedian and actor, he graduated from the Le Cordon Blue culinary school before returning to his hometown of Chicago to be a private chef and culinary instructor.

Jeff Mauro

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a West Virginia native who grew up cooking alongside her grandmother Dora, and she believes in celebrating fresh, seasonal goods in her cooking. A cookbook and novel author, Katie is a celebrity board member of Feeding America.

Katie Lee

Marcela Valladolid

Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Marcela Valladolid grew up with a love of food. She attended Paris' Ritz Escoffier Cooking School before moving back to Mexico and later to the United States to star in her own Food Network series, Mexican Made Easy. She was eager to introduce fans to authentic Mexican cuisine and has since published two cookbooks on Mexican fare.

Marcela Valladolid

Sunny Anderson

A former Air Force radio broadcaster, Sunny Anderson turned cooking into a business when she launched her own catering company and later went on to host several Food Network shows, including Cooking for Real and Home Made in America. The New York Times best-selling cookbook author is known for making comfort food, and she's passionate about offering easy-to-approach recipes to fans.

Sunny Anderson

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