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 and with meat, cheese & bread coursing through his veins, he won Season 7 of the hit show Food Network Star, landing him his first show Sandwich King. After teaming up with longtime buddy Kevin Corsello, Jeff became the proud partner & executive chef of Pork & Mindy’s restaurants and retail line of sauces and meats. Their shared passion for food, music and art began shaping a vision for a restaurant that at its core would do what food, music and art had always done: bring people together. Jeff lives in Chicago with his wife Sarah and his son Lorenzo. His favorite color is Pastrami and his favorite smell is meat smoke.