Duff Goldman is a highly respected American pastry chef, business owner, and television personality. Ever since he was a kid, he always had a burning desire for baking and cooking which made him set his sights towards making a career out of it someday. He rose to prominence in 2000 as a result of his innovative way of making cakes. This led to a disruption in the baking industry not just in the United States but in the world as a whole, with more people beginning to see cake making as more of an art than just a process.
Who Is Duff Goldman?
Jeffery Adam Duff Goldman is a popular American Pastry Chef and television personality. He was born on the 17th of December 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States to his Parents – Morrie Goldman (father) and Jackie Winch (mother). He is of American nationality and Jewish ethnicity. Growing up, he was raised by his parents alongside his siblings – Luke and Willie.
Even as a child, Duff showed reasonable interest in cooking. While he was just four years old, his mom caught him in the kitchen holding a meat cleaver while watching Chef Tell cook, with him imitating the chef’s every move.
It’s however important to note that he had most of his high school education at McLean High School but switched to Sandwich High School, Sandwich, where he eventually graduated from in 1993. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Maryland where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy. After graduating from the university, he attended the Culinary Institute of America at Freestone, California as well as the Corcoran College of Art so as to increase his cooking and culinary skills. Shortly after that, he worked for a brief moment as an executive pastry chef at a hotel in Colorado, before he moved back to Washington DC to work as a baker for Todd English Olive Restaurant.
His big break finally came in the year 2000 when he decided to set up his own pastry shop which he called Charm City Cakes. This establishment served as a platform for him to experiment and express his unique sense of creativity at baking and cooking. He employed two assistants who weren’t quite knowledgeable in the art of baking or cake making but instead possessed special skills as painters, architects, and sculptors. With their help, he was able to make cakes of various sizes and semblance to several objects such as a jeep, a Wrigley field etc. Over time, his business began to boom and as a result of that, he employed more workers in order to meet the huge demands of customers. On the 30th of March 2008, he officially entered into the Guinness Book of Record for baking the largest cupcake ever which weighed 27.9kg and had a height of 355mm.
His Net Worth
Over the years, Duff Goldman has been able to amass an estimated net worth of around $5 Million which isn’t quite surprising given the success of his establishment – Charm City Cakes, as well as its rich clientele which includes former President Barack Obama, current President Donald Trump, Katy Perry, Tom Clancy and Sir Roger Moore to name but a few. He has also made lots of money by appearing on several cooking shows on the Food Network such as – Duff Till Dawn and Ace of Cakes. However, his salary from them is still very much unknown.
Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Is he Gay?
There isn’t much information available about the personal life of Duff Goldman simply because of his desire for privacy, as a result of this, his relationship status, as well as his sexuality, has always been under intense speculation. Over the years, he has been tagged gay by several gossip blogs simply because of his penchant for supporting gay people, protesting against gay discrimination and stigmatization, as well as debunking stereotypes relating to gay people
However, it might interest you to know that Duff Goldman is the farthest thing from gay. In fact, he is currently engaged to the beautiful Johnna Colbry. According to him, he woke up on the 2nd of April 2018 with this tingling sensation in him which made him realize how much he loves Johnna and wouldn’t want to be alive without her by his side. As a result of that, he quickly woke her up, got on his knees and asked her to marry him with a butchers twine – since it was unplanned, he couldn’t have had a ring on him. By the look of things, it seems the next big wedding cake Duff would be making soon would be his.
Height and Body Measurement
Standing at 5ft 4inches, Duff can be said to be below average in height. He also has a body weight of 78 KG. Although he wouldn’t be categorized as one of the most handsome men, he doesn’t look bad either. With his average body build, bald head and brown coloured eyes, he has that really matured manly look that you can’t ignore even if you want to.