Duff Goldman is a chef, artist, entrepreneur, influencer, and TV personality. Duff’s first major foray into television was on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, which took place in his famed Baltimore bakery, Charm City Cakes, and introduced Duff’s creative and visuallly spectacular approach to dessert. Duff is currently starring in several new shows on Food Network, including the Baking Championship series, Kids Baking, and the upcoming Buddy vs Duff special.
Duff has written two books: Duff Bakes, a guide to all things baked, and New York Times bestseller Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes.
He opened his first business, Charm City Cakes, in Baltimore, Maryland in 2002. Building on the success of that venture, he opened Charm City Cakes West in Los Angeles in 2012. Inspired by his passion for facilitating creativity, Duff also founded and developed Duff’s Cakemix, a DIY cake and cupcake decorating studio, with 3 Southern California locations and growing.
Through partnerships with Tylina Foods (Gartner Studios), Blue Bunny, JAKKS Pacific, Godiva and others, Duff launched a successful line of branded products, including cake mix, ice cream, and baking and decorating supplies. Duff-branded products can be found in Walmart, Target, Michaels and most major grocery chains nationwide.
Duff can be seen making appearances at food festivals, celebrations, and other major events around the country, including New York City Wine & Food Festival, South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBE), Feast Portland, the International Home + Housewares Show, Best Baggers, Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Fest, Williams Sonoma’s BottleRock, among many others.