Duff Goldman is a chef, artist, entrepreneur, and renowned TV personality. Duff’s first major foray into television was on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, which took place in his world-famous Baltimore bakery, Charm City Cakes. The show ran for ten seasons, achieving the rare feat of airing over 100 episodes. He and his team of artists have created visually impressive cakes, spawning the next generation of pastry chefs and artists.
Duff continues his celebrity television appearances as a baker and a judge. He has also written two books, designed a line of baking mixes, tools and fondant and gives back to the community through his many charitable donations and actions.
Duff's Latest Television Appearances
Kids BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP
Eight talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, $10,000, a full 'baker's kitchen', an article written about them, and their cake recreated in Charm City Cakes. Young, competitive kids are judged on presentation, taste, and creativity. The show is hosted and judged by Duff Goldman, the owner of Charm City Cakes, and Valerie Bertinelli.
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP
Holiday Baking Championship is back to celebrate all the special holiday moments and so much more, as nine of the best bakers in America come together to bake their way to the title of Holiday Baking Champion and a cool $50,000. Host Bobby Deen and tough-love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale oversee the festivities.
Sugar Showdown is a fun and intense competition series that celebrates all things sweet and delicious. Three expert bakers enter the Sugar Showdown studio and compete in episodes that feature cakes, pies, cupcakes or donuts. First, the competitors must make their best dessert incorporating one mystery ingredient. After three distinguished judges eliminate one competitor, the finalists must make creations based on a theme. One baker will be crowned the champion, winning bragging rights and $10,000.
WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA
For the first time ever, twelve of the worst bakers in America will be drafted into the most intense baking boot camp in the world. Under the watchful eyes of hosts Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale, these kitchen fakers will have just six weeks to turn into expert bakers, as they compete in a series of challenges and learn key new baking techniques. Only two recruits will be left standing in the finale, where they must take over a bakery and win over a panel of baking experts in order to walk away with the $25,000 prize.
Duff Gives Back ""TZEDAKAH"
Duff Goldman became a brand name through hard work, creativity and a blowtorch. Amid his increasing fame, Goldman consistently gives back through tzedakah (charity). Among his charitable causes are police officers, firefighters, the military, teachers, the Make a Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Lower East Side Girls’ Club. These causes, he said in an interview, are just the tip of the iceberg.
“I’m a cook who won the lottery,” Goldman told JNS.org. “Seeing the effects this has had on everybody makes us want to give back. Every time we give it makes us want to give more.”
No Kid Hungry: No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.
Save A Child's Heart (SACH) is one of the largest undertakings in the world, providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from developing countries. Based in Israel, their mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable.
Make-A-Wish Foundation- Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. MAW believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.