ACF National Convention 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Duff Goldman


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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 Masters” and 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.”

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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.

Duff can be seen making appearances at food festivals, celebrations, and other major events around the country, including ACF National Convention: Orlando, where he will speak at the closing general session.

He’s also been seen at New York City Wine & Food Festival, South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBE), Feast Portland, the International Home + Housewares Show and Life is Beautiful.

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