Donut Showdown - Netflix

Donut Showdown takes the donut to epicurean heights. Donuts are the new cupcakes –– the latest trendy treat. Each episode sees three of the best donut makers from across North America test their creativity in our diner kitchen.

Donut Showdown - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-04-02

Donut Showdown - Duff Goldman - Netflix

Jeffrey Adam “Duff” Goldman (born December 17, 1974) is a pastry chef and television personality. He is the executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop which was featured in the Food Network reality television show Ace of Cakes, and his second Los Angeles-based shop Charm City Cakes West, which is featured in Food Network's Duff Till Dawn and “Cake Masters” series. His work has also been featured on the Food Network Challenge, Iron Chef America, Oprah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Man v. Food.

Donut Showdown - Personal life - Netflix

Goldman currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He played bass guitar in an instrumental band called “...soihadto...”. He is now the bass player in a band called Foigrock (a play on foie gras and rock and roll). He claims his alternate dream job would be to perform as bass player with the band Clutch. Goldman has made a wedding cake for Clutch's lead singer, Neil Fallon. In addition, Fallon's younger sister and Goldman's friend from college, Mary Alice Fallon-Yeskey, works at Charm City Cakes as the office manager. Goldman also officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records for baking the world's largest cupcake on March 30, 2008. The massive entirely edible cupcake weighed in at 61.4 pounds (27.9 kg) and was over a foot (305mm) tall. It was reportedly 150 times the size of a regular cupcake and required 16 pounds (7.2 kg) of butter, 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of sugar, and three ounces (85g) of food coloring. The record-breaking pastry was created to support the Great American Bake Sale, which raised $10,000 and awareness for the Share Our Strength charity. However, as reported in a 2009 episode of Ace of Cakes, Goldman was stripped of the record due to the cupcake having been made in two parts. Duff lost a cooking competition on Iron Chef America season 8, episode 7 against Michael Symon. Goldman also competed on Food Network Challenge and won the competition. Goldman is Jewish. He is actively involved in Tzedakah, the Jewish practice of performing charity and philanthropic acts to enhance one's spirituality. In an interview with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Goldman said “Tzedakah is very important to me. I’ve been so fortunate with everything that has happened to me, it would be a crime not to give back.” In 2012 Duff lost toes in a motorcycle accident. Although he promised people he would quit riding bikes, he realized he just couldn't and is back in the saddle. On April 2, 2018, Duff proposed to Johnna Colbry.

Donut Showdown - References - Netflix