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TLC's 'Cake Boss': Where is Buddy Valastro Today?

Buddy Valastro at the Dressed To Kilt celebrity fashion show and cocktail party in New York City, 2019

Buddy Valastro began working at his family's bakery back in the day and eventually rose to fame after appearing in TLC's reality television show Cake Boss. But what is he doing now? We have all the information!

Buddy Valastro is best known for starring in the reality television series Cake Boss, which was originally released in 2009. The New Jersey native began working at his family's business Carlo's Bakery, where he learned a lot from his father, who also built a very successful career within the culinary world. 

Buddy Valastro has also starred in Kitchen Boss, Next Great Baker, and Buddy's Bakery Rescue, but the "Cake Boss" has also been working on different projects since 2018, when Cake Boss concluded. 

Valastro is the current owner and head baker of Carlo's Bakery, the bakery featured in Cake Boss. The show was so successful that he was able to open not only one or two more bakeries but seventeen! As of today, Carlo's Bakery has different locations across the United States, including Philadelphia, Dallas, and Orlando. 

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Buddy Valastro at the Dressed To Kilt celebrity fashion show and cocktail party in New York City, 2019

Where is Buddy Valastro today?

In 2018 Buddy Valastro partnered with The Pound Bakery in order to redesign and launch a new line of pet treats; also in 2018 he appeared in one episode of Impractical Jokers, and in 2019 he started to host Bake You Rich. But that's not all! It seems that Buddy's professional career has only reached high peaks! Buddy also owns three Italian restaurants located in Las Vegas, McAllen, and Bethlehem, respectively, and he was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Competition Contestant for his involvement in 2019's hit Food Network series, Buddy vs Duff. 

The 44-year-old television personality is also very active on social media - his production company named Cakehouse Media runs a YouTube channel and produces several television shows like Bake It Like Buddy; Cooks vs Cons; and Bakers vs FakersThe Kid's Choice Award winner for Favorite Cooking Show (Cake Boss) opened a new fast-casual savory eatery at Harrah’s Las Vegas, and we are sure that people love it! 

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Buddy Valastro and Lisa Valastro attend the NY Giants Justin Tuck 4th Annual celebrity billiards tournament, 2012

A little bit more about the Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro

Buddy was inducted into the 2017 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Enterprise category and in 2020, he suffered a gruesome hand injury from which he is still recovering from. We sure hope Buddy can get back in the kitchen as soon as possible! 

And last but not least... it seems that his personal life is as successful as his professional life! Buddy is happily married to Lisa Valastro since 2001 and together they have four children.