Duff Goldman - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

TENTH ANNUAL - SAVE THE DATE – OCTOBER 2-25, 2020

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Duff Goldman

Charm City Cakes - Baltimore, MD

Duff Goldman is a chef, artist, entrepreneur, 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. The show ran for ten seasons, achieving the rare feat of airing over 100 episodes. Duff is currently starring in several new shows on Food Network, including Cake Mastersand the Baking Championship series.

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 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 in others, Duff soon thereafter founded and developed Duff’s Cakemix, a DIY cake and cupcake decorating studio, also located in Los Angeles.

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.



WHY DID YOU BECOME A CHEF?
I was good at it and it’s fun!

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COOKING IN THREE WORDS?
Really, really fun.

WHAT’S THE BEST HONOR YOU’VE RECEIVED AS A CHEF?
My niece wants to grow up to be a “cooker” just like her Uncle Duff.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO MEAL AFTER A BUSY DAY?
Sushi!

WHAT THE ONE LOCAL INGREDIENT YOU’RE EXCITED TO COOK WITH DURING HFWF19?
I’m excited to eat huli huli chicken.

WHAT KEEPS YOU RETURNING BACK TO THE ISLANDS?
The Road to Hana!

IF YOU WERE NOT A CHEF, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
I would be an auto mechanic, probably.