The Cooking Panda (aka, Jedd Marrero) has been interested in cooking since he was around the age of ten, watching endless – and honestly, dangerous – amounts of Food Network since then. He aspires to own his own made-to-order dessert bar in the long run, with a focus on uncanny yet satisfying flavor combinations. He is studying Restaurant and Foodservice Management at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Jedd is currently a writer for Spoon University, the first online food publication for students, by students. His articles have been featured on Yahoo! Food, MSN, and USA Today. You can read them here. He also serves as the Editorial Director for the Spoon chapter at the University of Central Florida.

In his free time, Jedd pretends to be force-sensitive and consumes copious amounts of matcha, melted cheese, and Taco Bell. You can find him only taking one bite out of desserts in fear of diabetes.

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