About the Show
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Katie Lee, Sunny Anderson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcela Valladolid, and Jeff Mauro. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, to the “Cookbook Club” we’ll cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join us in The Kitchen. Everybody knows every great party ends up in The Kitchen!
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.
Sunny Anderson offers real food for real life and she understands the need for uncomplicated dishes with affordable, easy-to-find ingredients. In 2003, Sunny started her catering business "Sunny's Delicious Dishes" after years of cooking for her famous friends in the music industry and soon became one of the most sought-after caterers in town. She continues to dish up her cooking talents for top platinum hip hop recording artists and studio music executives. Sunny currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jeff Mauro, a private chef at the Chicago corporate headquarters for a large mortgage company, graduated from California’s Hollywood Kitchen Academy and has worked in the food industry since high school in various roles including line cook, caterer and chef instructor. After pursuing a career as an entertainer and comedian in Los Angeles, Jeff returned to Chicago to spend time doing what he loves: cooking. Jeff’s down-to-earth personality coupled with his comic relief make a great combo in the kitchen.
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.
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.