Duff Goldman


Duff Goldman is a chef, artist, entrepreneur, and media personality known for his creative, visually dazzling approach to food and his ability to explain the simple science of baking in an approachable and accessible way. Duff’s first major foray into television was on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, which took place in his Baltimore bakery, Charm City Cakes. The show ran for ten seasons, achieving the rare feat of airing over 100 episodes. Duff is currently starring in several Food Network series, including Buddy vs. Duff, Spring Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship and Holiday Baking Championship.  His newest series, Duff Takes The Cake premieres on The Food Network in April 2019.

Duff recently completed his second book, Duff Bakes, a follow up to the New York Times bestseller, Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes.

Duff opened Charm City Cakes, in Baltimore, Maryland in 2002. Building on the national demand for his cakes, he opened Charm City Cakes West in Los Angeles in 2012. That same year, Duff founded and developed Duff’s Cakemix, a do-it-yourself cake decorating studio with locations throughout Southern California.

Through partnerships with Tylina Foods (Gartner Studios), Blue Bunny, JAKKS Pacific, Godiva and others, Duff launched a successful lineof 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 is a dynamic live performer and public speaker who can be seen making appearances at food festivals, celebrations, and other major events around the country, including New York City Food & Wine Festival, South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBE), BottleRock Napa Valley, Life is Beautiful, and many others.

Duff believes we can discover our inner creativity and celebrate with each other through the fun of baking!