Duff Goldman, UMBC, CLASS OF '97
"When his dream of slaying on the guitar in a rock band wasn't paying the bills, Chef Duff Goldman turned his talents as a classically trained pastry chef and metal craftsman and founded Charm City Cakes in Baltimore in 2002." Today the Cooking Competition judge and former Food Network Ace of Cakes star has two locations in Baltimore and one in Los Angeles, including a new, Baltimore East Harbor bakery. Source: charmcitycakes.com
Advice? The UMBC Class of '06 graduate and proprietor of Charm City Cakes says to learn from mistakes. Enjoy "foodie" highlights from Duff's career.