Duff Goldman: Ace of Cakes

November 29, 2008

Meet Duff Goldman, the incredible cake designer and star of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes. See photos, video and read a biography of Duff Goldman below.

Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes, recently returned to his alma mater, UMBC, where he graduated in 1997, to speak during their Global Entrepreneurial Week. He spoke of why he thought chefs have such a prominence in popular culture now:

“Chefs are kind of sexy.”

Duff Goldman Biography

As a biography, Jeffrey Adam “Duff” Goldman was born on December 17, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents divorced when he was 10 years old, and split his time between Virginia and Massachusetts.

He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he received his degree in East Asian History. . While attending school, he sought a job at the restaurant Charleston, but lacked the experience to be a cook, as noted by Head Chef Cindy Wolf. She gave him a break and offered him a job making biscuits and cornbread. He decided to attend the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, California. This led to him getting a job at French Laundry. He moved on to Vail, Colorado, where he worked at the Vail Cascade Hotel.

His friend from college, Mary Alice Fallon, (who is also the bakery manager at Ace of Cakes) asked him to do a wedding cake for her brother, Neil Fallon. His cake got rave reviews, and it was a turning point in Goldman’s career. It was then that he realized he wanted to open his own business designing cakes. Thus, in 2000, Charm City Cakes was born. Word of mouth quickly spread about this cake designer extraordinaire that he soon landed his own show on the Food Network, Ace of Cakes.

Duff lives in Baltimore, Maryland. When he is not making cakes, he plays bass guitar in the band soihadto.

More photos and video of Duff Goldman below.

Duff Goldman Video

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    Penguin Says:

    Thanks for this i really needed it to help me with my essay.

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    maria Says:

    I love your show but I have not see a ace of cake for a baby shower.