Duff Goldman Revealed His 'Vague Plan' For Life After TV

"Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman may be looking to leave his food television career behind. After nearly 20 years in the limelight, it's not surprising that the pastry chef, bakery owner, and cookbook author has some ideas about shifting gears. 

Born Jeffrey Adam Goldman, baby Duff got the nickname from his older brother, Willie. That's not all he got from his sibling: Willie also acted as co-producer on "Ace of Cakes" from the show's start in 2006 through 2010 (via IMDb). Currently putting out his new show, "Ace of Taste," the former "Ace of Cakes" star is also known for his longtime role as the co-host who always announces the elimination on "Kids Baking Championship" with co-host Valerie Bertinelli. Goldman has shepherded the show through 10 seasons of precocious pastry chefs, so you know he's got to like kids. 

The multi-talented Goldman (who fancies himself a bassist and sculptor in addition to his culinary duties) is also a father, having welcomed his daughter Josephine during the pandemic, according to People. According to a recent tweet, the new-ish dad may be looking to slow down and give back, at least a few more years down the line.

Goldman would like to be a culinary educator

The veteran Food Network star recently took to Twitter to express an idea for a career change that's pretty far from Hollywood life: He's thinking of becoming a public school teacher. After volunteering to speak to the high school culinary program at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology in Jacksonville, Florida, Goldman appears to have caught the teaching bug. 

According to educator and culinary professional Susan Dougherty, Goldman was "so kind" to chat with the school's students remotely over Zoom during the pandemic. "We're looking for a culinary teacher at my school," Dougherty tweeted in an apparent nudge to the Ace of Cakes. "Funnily enough, I have a vague plan for whenever I'm not doing television anymore," Goldman replied. "I want to teach culinary at a local high school."

Goldman even has a place picked out for his next big career move. In a call-out to Los Angeles United School District's arts education branch, the chef hinted that when he eventually retires from TV, he'd like to share his pro tips for baking with young Angelenos in public school. A July 9 tweet by Goldman read, "I love cooking and teaching," signaling that he's pretty serious about this path in education.