CLE Cooks for a Cause – Competition 3




Jen Picciano

Jen Picciano is an Emmy award winning reporter for WOIO-TV, creator of the restaurant and dining segment, Cleveland Cooks and author of the food blog, Cheftovers. She is a native of Cleveland, and has spent the last 10 years with CBS 19 as a general assignment field reporter. She is active in the local food scene and has been involved with the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland for several years. She resides in Mayfield Heights with her husband and her two children. You can usually find her with a pencil behind her ear and a mic in her hand, or an apron on.

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Chef Matt Mytro

Matthew Mytro never considered anything other than cooking. It simply felt natural and he quickly became determined to find a way to turn this raw instinct for food into something real. At 19, he sold his collection of turntables and used every last dime on cookbooks and never looked back.

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Jen and Matt are competing for Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland!

The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families, and by actively participating in a coordinated community response to people in need. The Hunger Network is in the business of nourishing – today. With nearly 85 hunger centers strategically placed throughout Cuyahoga County, we nourish Cleveland by nourishing Clevelanders. A team of only 9 employees, along with 32 dedicated Board of Trustee members, strive to fortify our community and safeguard future success.

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Jeremiah Widmer

Jeremiah is the afternoon host on Star 102 Cleveland. He’s also the returning CLE Cooks For A Cause co-champion with Matt Fish! A homegrown Northeast Ohioan Jeremiah has traveled the globe (mainly to California) where he was a coveted NBC Page working on the Ellen Degeneres Show and the Tonight Show. In his spare time Jeremiah enjoys writing and performing sketch comedy, improvising, and of course spending time with his family. Wife, Jessy, daughter, Carly, and Son, Elijah. The charity Jeremiah is cooking for (MACPAD) is an advocate for PKU, a metabolic disorder his son was diagnosed at birth with.

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Chef Matt Fish

Simply put, Melt Bar & Grilled was born from Cleveland musician and chef Matt Fish’s love of two things: great craft beer and the humble grilled cheese sandwich. Where most people saw a quick meal comprised of two common kitchen staples, Matt envisioned the potential for so much more… “comfort food, all dressed up,” as he put it. The impetus for Melt’s selection of gourmet grilled cheese was to bring classic American dishes to the table in an unpretentious, truly unique and fun way.

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Jeremiah and Matt are competing for The Mid-Atlantic Connection!
The Mid-Atlantic Connection for PKU and Allied Disorders (MACPAD) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by Phenylketonuria (PKU) and related metabolic disorders. The mission of MACPAD is to enrich the lives of individuals and families of individuals with inherited metabolic disorders by disseminating information, providing supportive activities and encouraging the exchange of ideas.

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