Duff was grand marshal of Baltimore's 2008 Towson Fourth of July Parade.
Duff worked in Napa Valley's French Laundry restaurant.
His alternate dream job would be to perform as a bass player with the band Clutch.
He is a baker and food artist.
He has been described as audacious and creative.
His great-grandmother came from the Ukraine and was a baker and weaver.
Duff started working professionally when he was 14.
His grandmother was an art enthusiast who did enameling and was an photographer.
Duff started cooking when he was four.
His mom is an artist who began in ceramics and is now an accomplished stained glass designer.
He was the executive pastry chef of the Vail Cascade Hotel and Resort in Vail, Colorado.
Duff baked bread for Todd English's Olives in Washington, D.C.
He plays the bass in the indie instrumental band So I Had To.
Duff is interested in art and history.
Duff plays time in a rock band.
Duff attended the following universities: Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC,
University of Maryland in 1997, Culinary Institute of America in 1998.
He is Jewish.
He knows how to play the bass.
He has been cooking since he was four years old.
Duff almost cut his pinkie off while carving a pumpkin, while in second grade.
He became executive pastry chef at Colorado's Vail Cascade hotel, at 23.
He is the baker and owner of Charm City Cakes located in Baltimore, Maryland.
He worked at McDonald's when he was 14.
Duff: I'm pretty confident in my ability to make cool cakes, things people haven't seen before.
Duff: Nobody told me they made black fondant!
Duff: You have to remain open while creating a cake. You want it to look like your original concept, your drawing, but you can't get stuck in it. Sometimes the cake is going to go a different way, and you just have to let it.
Duff: So much of the art of cake making is being able to think on your feet. You never say no, you can always do what a client wants, even if you've never done it before - so you say, "sure I can do that." Later, you figure out how.