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Duff Goldman Net Worth

Duff Goldman Net Worth is
$5 Million

Duff Goldman Biography

Jeffrey Adam Goldman was born on 17 December 1974, in Detroit, Michigan USA, of Jewish descent. He is a pastry chef and television personality, best known for appearing in the reality television shows “Ace of Cakes”, “Duff Till Dawn” and “Cake Masters” as the owner of Charm City Cakes shops.

So just how rich is Duff Goldman? Sources state that Goldman has earned a net worth of over $5 million as of mid-2016. His wealth has been accumulated through his involvement in the pastry business, and his numerous TV appearances.

Duff Goldman Net Worth $5 Million

After Goldman was born, his family moved to Kansas, Missouri, but divorced during his teenage years, and he lived in both Northern Virginia and in Sandwich, Massachusetts. He attended McLean High School in Virginia, playing for the school ice hockey team. He then attended Sandwich High School, matriculating in 1993, while at high school becoming a graffiti artist. In 1997 he graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a major in History and a minor in Philosophy, then went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, California and Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C.

Goldman started to work professionally when he was 14 at a bagel shop. He later worked in acclaimed restaurants under famed chefs such as Cindy Wolf and Steven Durfee, and then became Executive Pastry Chef at Colorado’s Vail Cascade Hotel. Upon returning to Washington, D.C. he worked as a bread baker at the restaurant Olives.

In 2000 Goldman moved to Baltimore to become a personal chef, but two years later he started his own business of selling cakes out of his apartment, which were unusual and daring, often involving the use of non-traditional cooking tools such as blowtorches and various power tools, which attracted clients and boosted the business. The home-based shop named Charm City Cakes soon moved into a bigger location, an old church which Goldman converted into a modern bakery. As the business grew, he hired more staff, most of whom were painters, architects and sculptors who began constructing extraordinarily creative cakes.

As the word about Goldman’s talent spread around, Food Network offered him and his team positions in its reality television series “Ace of Cakes” in 2006, which featured the Charm City Cakes staff as they constructed various cakes, and dealt with customers and deliveries. It became extremely successful, airing for ten seasons until 2010, enabling Goldman to gain high popularity and, considerably add to his net worth.

In 2009, in collaboration with the team at Gartner Studios, Goldman designed and launched his own line of cake baking and decorating products called Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios. The same year he and his brother Willie released a best-seller book called “Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes”. In 2012 Goldman opened another bakery, Charm City Cakes West, and also a cake decorating shop called “Duff’s Mix”, both in Los Angeles.

The year 2014 saw him co-hosting Food Network’s TV program called “Kids Baking Championship”, portraying children competing against each other in baking presentation, tastes and creativity. He also served as a judge in similar Food Network’s competition shows called “Holiday Baking Championship” and “Spring Baking Championship”. In 2015 he hosted another Food Network reality competition show “Duff Till Dawn”, portraying the cake-decorating teams competing against each other in creating the best cake.

The same year Goldman released a cookbook called “Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home”, which has added a little to his net worth.

The famous Chef has also appeared on various other shows such as “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, “Iron Chef America”, “Chopped”, “Cupcake Wars”, and “Best Thing I Ever Ate”. His talent has been featured in “The Price is Right”, “Jon & Kate Plus 8”, “No Reservations”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno“, “The Talk”, “Good Morning America”, “Dr. Oz”, etc. All contributed to his wealth.

As of 2016, Goldman has starred in Food Network’s new series “Cake Masters”, focusing on his LA bakery. The show portrays his team’s constructing mind-blowing cakes in the six hour-long episodes.

In his private life, the cake expert is believed to be single. Goldman is involved in philanthropy. In 2008, to support the Great American Bake Sale and awareness for the Share Our Strength charity, he made the world’s largest cupcake, which raised $10,000, which enabled him to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, later rescinded, because the cupcake was made in two parts. He is a member of Tzedakah, a Jewish practice of being devoted to philanthropy to enrich one’s spirituality.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDuff Goldman
Net Worth$5 Million
Salary$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 17, 1974
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProfessionChef, TV chef, Pastry chef, Baker, TV show personality
EducationMcLean High School, Sandwich High School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, California, Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsJackie Winch, Morrie Goldman
SiblingsWillie Goldman
NicknamesJeffrey Adam Goldman
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/duffgoldman
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/duff_goldman
Google+duffscakemix.com
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/duff_goldman/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_Goldman
AwardsGuinness Book of World Records (2008)
NominationsJames Beard Award for Outstanding Personality/Host, James Beard Award for Television Program, On Location
TV Shows"Iron Chef America" (2005), "Ace of Cakes" (2006), "Cake Masters" (2016), "Kids Baking Championship" (2014), "Holiday Baking Championship", "Spring Baking Championship", "Duff Till Dawn" (2015)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Had worked for Cindy Wolf, who was his inspiration to becoming a chef.
2Has worked for Todd English and as a pastry chef in Vail, Colorado.
3Close friends with Guy Fieri and Nathan Lyon.
4Chef/owner of "Charm City Cakes" (opened in 2000) in Baltimore, Maryland.
5Plays bass guitar in an instrumental indie rock band.
6Brother of Willie Goldman.


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Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cake Masters2015TV Movie executive producer
Duff Till Dawn2015TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
LA Sugar2013TV Movie executive producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imagination Movers in Concert2011TV MovieBaker Ben
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2010TV SeriesBaker Droid
Below the Beltway2010Clown
Man Caves2009TV Series
Imagination Movers2009TV SeriesBaker Ben

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smosh2013TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spring Baking Championship2015-2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Pastry Chef
Rad Lands2017TV SeriesHimself - Now You're Cooking Chef
Harry2017TV SeriesHimself
Kids Baking Championship2015-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host
Rachael Ray2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2011-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2013-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Sugar Showdown2015-2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
Holiday Baking Championship2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge & Pastry Chef
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Worst Bakers in America2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Haylie's America2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Food Fight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
All-Star Halloween Spectacular2016TV MovieHimself - Host
Kids Halloween Baking Championship2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Sugar & Sparks2016TV SeriesHimself
Nickel & Dining2016TV SeriesHimself
Guilty Pleasures2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Star2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Judge / Pastry Chef / ...
Guy's Grocery Games2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Cake Masters2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Richy Show2016TV Series shortHimself
FabLife2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Academy2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Judge
Burgers, Brew and 'Que2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Christmas Cookie Challenge2015TV MovieHimself - Judge
The Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself - Author, Duff Bakes
Cutthroat Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Valerie's Home Cooking2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Cake Masters2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The Real Girl's Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Weight Loss2015TV SeriesHimself
Duff Till Dawn2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
Donut Showdown2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
My Family Recipe Rocks!2014TV Series documentary Himself
- The Ace of Cakes' Thai Food Feast 2014 ... Himself
Southern Fried Everything2014TV SeriesHimself - Chef / Bakery Owner
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHimself
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Judge
LA Sugar2013TV MovieHimself
Food Fighters2013TV SeriesHimself - Pastry Chef
Smosh2013TV SeriesHimself
Simply Ming2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Bitchin' Kitchen2011TV SeriesHimself
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Made2011TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Sugar High2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Ace of Cakes2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Chef and Owner / Himself - Host / Chef & Owner / ...
Chopped2011TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Cupcake Wars2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Iron Chef America: The Series2010TV SeriesHimself - Challenger Chef
The View2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
King of the Hill2009TV SeriesHimself
Jon & Kate Plus 82009TV SeriesHimself
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Challenge2005TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHimself - Challenger Chef
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