Buddy Valastro

The esteemed Celebrity Chef, Buddy Valastro was born on 3rd March 1977 according to his biography. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. His birth name is Bartolo Valastro Jr. Buddy was born to Mary Valastro and Bartolo Valastro Sr. He was raised in Little Ferry, New Jersey. Buddy was raised as a Catholic. He has 4 sisters, namely Mary, Grace, Lisa and Maddalena.

Buddy participated in his family's business which is a bakery named Carlo's Bakery and has now succeeded to be known as the Cake Boss. He has been an American entrepreneur, reality TV personality and a celebrity chef. Bartolo Valastro has been married to Lisa Valastro since 2001. The couple has been blessed with four kids namely Carlo, Sofia, Marco and Bartolo Valastro III.

A lot of people do not know that the TV star had a few legal issues when he was arrested in November 2014 for driving under the influence in New York City. Reportedly, Buddy tried to use his 'star image' to wriggle out of it.


The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro is the head baker and an esteemed owner of Carlo's Bakery. Carlo's Bakery was founded by Carlo Guastaferro in the year 1910. The bakery was purchased by Bartolo Valastro Sr., in the year 1964. The bakery gained popularity with the reality TV series Cake Boss in the year 2009. Buddy started 17 more bakeries due to his much popularity. Carlo's Bakery is located in seven locations.

He launched a catering and event planning company called Buddy V's Events in the year 2014. The company aimed at planning the wedding and corporate events. He has been in a partnership with Whole Earth Sweetener Co, to Rethink Sweet. Buddy was on a campaign to help his followers make a healthy lifestyle. He starred in an American TV series The Next Great Baker, which aired on TLC.

Buddy designed a new line for pet treats in partnership with The Pound Bakery. He launched a new line of ready-to-use Italian Biscotti, buttercream icing and fondant, which is called Valastro Foods in the year 2018. He is a very popular face of Buddy V's Ristorante. Buddy starred in an American TV series Kitchen Boss, which aired on TLC. He baked and designed the most expensive cake ever, which went to break all past records. The cake cost $30 million.

Buddy starred in an American TV series Buddy's Bakery Rescue in the year 2013. He proudly published 2 Cake Boss books. When one has much popularity and success, it's easy to become a part of several industry rivals. Buddy has 594k followers on Twitter. He has 2.7m followers on Instagram. Buddy has 9,174,974 likes on Facebook. The celebrity chef has earned a good Net worth of around $10 million.

Last Modified: Mar 6, 2020

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