Inside Duff Goldman's Long History Of Charity Work

Duff Goldman is a cake whiz, a cookbook author, and a Food Network celebrity. The owner of Charm City Cake in Baltimore, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California, Goldman is known for outrageous cakes that have been featured in a Katy Perry video and at Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration celebration. The author of three books is known for his creativity. At his 2019 wedding he made a four-tiered meat cake with mashed potato frosting and a bride and groom made from hot dogs as the topper (via People).

The creative celebrity pastry chef had his own Food Network show, titled "Ace of Cakes," and now serves as judge on "Holiday Baking Championship" and "Spring Baking Championship" on the culinary-centric channel. He's also a bass guitarist in two bands, an Elvis tribute band called Danger Ace and an indie band called Sand Ox. A father of a little girl (via People) with wife Johnna, Goldman has a very busy and rewarding life, but still finds time to dedicate himself to various charities. 

A charitable man

Goldman, a practicing Jew, believes in Tzedakah which, according to My Jewish Learning, "connotes giving charitable contributions," but anonymously. Tzedakah is also part of a Jewish person's ethical obligation to perform acts of goodwill (via TV Over Mind). 

On his website, Goldman posts a quote from an interview he gave to the Jewish News Syndicate: "I'm a cook who won the lottery. Seeing the effects this has had on everybody makes us want to give back. Every time we give it makes us want to give more."

Goldman posts links to three charitable organizations on his site: No Kid Hungry, a campaign by Share Our Strength that focuses on feeding children and aims to cease childhood hunger; Make a Wish, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses; and Save a Child's Heart, which provides heart surgery to children around the world. 

Goldman has always been charity-minded, learning to give back to his community as a child by his family. Goldman is a talented baker with a sweet focus on giving back.