Duff Goldman's Sugar High premieres August 31 on Food Network Canada

In this brand new series, famed cake ‘Ace’ Duff Goldman leaves his bakery behind and takes a sweet road trip on a motorcycle mission to find the best desserts in America.

Duff goes to the locals of each city to find out where they eat when they’ve got a sugar craving and then meets the people behind the nation’s best desserts, getting the scoop on the history of the recipe and the behind-the-scenes magic of how it is made.

 In this six-episode premiere season, Duff’s stops include Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia.  

The desserts he discovers are anything but ordinary, from chilled bread pudding on the Venice boardwalk in California and tableside s’mores in Dallas, to ‘snoballs’ from the first-ever, shaved-ice machine in New Orleans and lemon ginger mousse at a hip Asian diner in Boston. 

A bit about Duff: Duff has been cooking since the age of four and started working professionally at a bagel shop when he was 14.  

After graduating from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with degrees in History and Philosophy, he went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California.

He worked at several acclaimed culinary destinations, including the French Laundry, the Vail Cascade Hotel, and Todd English’s Olives before returning to Baltimore in 2000 to become a personal chef.

In March 2002, he opened Charm City Cakes where he was able to show off his creativity, and the bakery became a household name on Ace of Cakes, which aired for ten seasons on Food Network.

Most recently, Duff and his team have made their way to Los Angeles to open a second location of the bakery, Charm City Cakes West, which is scheduled to open in August.


The first two Canadian broadcast premiere episodes include:


Sugar High: LA Desserts: Chillin’ with Chocolate

Wednesday, August 31 at 9pm ET/PT

Duff gets a sweet taste of the rebellious, down-home and totally foreign side of Los Angeles.  From chilled bread pudding in the madness of the Venice boardwalk and a vertically challenged cookie in a funky eatery on the city’s eastside, to a radical take on shaved ice in bustling K-Town, Duff quickly learns that Los Angeles never takes its sugar with a grain of salt.


Sugar High: Dallas Desserts: Down-Home and Made From Scratch

Wednesday, September 7 at 9pm ET/PT

Duff eats his way through some of the best desserts Dallas has to offer: a delicious coconut pie at a legendary diner, tableside s’mores made from scratch at an updated roadhouse and a peppermint red velvet whoopee pie. When a dish is called a dessert in these parts, there’s no sugarcoating going on.  

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