Buddy Valastro(Chef) Biography, Age, Family, Kids, Wife, Cake Boss, Arrested, Bakery

Buddy Valastro Biography

Buddy Valastro (Bartolomeo Valastro Jr.) is an American celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and reality television personality of Italian heritage. He is also the face of Buddy V’s Ristorante and the owner of Carlo’s Bakery.

Age | How Old Is Buddy Valastro?

Bartolomeo Valastro Jr. was born on 3 March, 1977 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is 46 years old as of 2023.

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Family | Mother

Valastro was born to Buddy Valastro Sr., and Mary W. Tubito and his mother was born in Altamura, Italy to Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when she was six years old while his father was born in Lipari, Italy.

Valastro grew up in urban Hoboken and Little Ferry, New Jersey.

Sisters | Buddy Valastro Siblings

He grew up with his sisters: Mary Sciarrone, Maddalena Castano, Lisa Gonzalez, and Grace Faugno. He has a stepfather, Sergio.

Lisa Valastro | Wife | Children | Daughter | Kids

Valastro has been married to Lisa Valastro since 2001, and they together have four children: Sofia Valastro, Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro III, Marco Valastro, and Carlo Valastro.

Buddy and his family resided in East Hanover Township, New Jersey until 2014.

Valastro Arrested

Buddy was arrested for driving while intoxicated on 13 November 2014. “You can’t arrest me,” he told the police. “I’m the Cake Boss.” “Is there anything we can do?” he asked.

“I’m a good guy. You don’t have to arrest me.” His driver’s license was then suspended for 90 days and he paid a $300 fine.

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro | Buddy Valastro Bakery | Buddy Valastro Cakes | Buddy Valastro Pasteleria

Buddy began working at his family’s business, Carlo’s Bakery at age 11, alongside his father who died in 1994. Valastro was succeeded by him as the new “Cake Boss”.

Buddy is the owner and head baker of Carlo’s Bakery, the bakery featured on Cake Boss and has since opened 17 more bakeries due to the popularity of the show.

Due to the attention that the shop and the TV series had brought to the city of Hoboken, the Hudson Reporter named Valastro as an honorable mention in its list of Hudson County’s 50 most influential people.

The Bakery has seven locations in New Jersey—Hoboken, Marlton, Morristown, Red Bank, Ridgewood, Wayne, and Westfield.

Outside of New Jersey, the bakery operates locations in Philadelphia, PA; Bethlehem, PA; Westbury and New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Frisco, Dallas, and The Woodlands, TX; São Paulo, Brazil; Uncasville, CT; Las Vegas and most recently in Minneapolis, MN.

It also has the Lackawanna Factory in nearby Jersey City and serves as the corporate office for the business.

It is also used as additional space to create wedding and specialty cakes, and to bake specialty baked goods for shipment across the country.

Buddy launched an event planning and catering company, Buddy V’s Events, in June 2014 which specializes in catering everything from corporate events to family gatherings, as well as planning events such as weddings and galas.

He partnered with Whole Earth Sweetener Co. on a campaign to “Rethink Sweet.” in 2016. Buddy partnered with The Pound Bakery, a pet treat manufacturing company to redesign and launch a new line of pet treats in 2018.

He also worked with several other companies to launch a full line of ready-to-use fondant, buttercream icing, and Italian Biscotti cookies under the new brand name Buddy Valastro Foods in 2018.

House | Young

Buddy Valastro New Show

  • Buddy vs Duff

Buddy Valastro TV Shows





Buddy vs Duff



Buddy’s Big Bakedown



Bakers vs. Fakers



Battle of the Cooks

Host / Judge

Buddy’s Family Vacation



Battle of the Bakers

Host / Judge


The Apprentice

Guest judge


Buddy’s Bakery Rescue



Kitchen Boss



Next Great Baker

Host / Judge


Cake Boss



Food Network Challenge

Guest mentor

Buddy Valastro Net Worth | How Much Is Buddy Valastro Worth?

The television personality has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2023.

Buddy Valastro Height

Valastro has a good height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Buddy Valastro Twitter

Buddy Valastro Instagram



 Meet Your Neighbor Buddy Valastro – the Cake Boss

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CM: What does it mean to you to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame?

Buddy: It’s an incredible honor to be inducted alongside some really amazing individuals. If anyone ever told me that this could be happening one day, I can assure you I would have told them they were crazy. But here we are. I’m so humbled, I’m so honored.

CM: You’re a fourth-generation baker. You followed in your father’s footsteps running the bakery, how did baking become a family business?

Buddy: It just kind of happened. My parents lived upstairs from the bakery, it wasn’t just work – it was their lives and who they were. Of course, that trickled down to all of us kids. I knew at a young age I was going to be a baker and I think that I was so lucky to have that realization so young because I was able to gear my actions toward accomplishing that and mastering the skill.


CM: Do you think your children will follow in your footsteps?

Buddy: I don’t know if they will. You know, they all definitely have an interest, and are pretty good when they’re working in the shop, but I don’t really have any desire to even inadvertently place any pressure on them to try and be the Cake Boss, you know?

I always want them to feel supported and encouraged to follow their dreams and do what makes them happy. (Buddy and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Sofia, Buddy Jr., Marco, and Carlo.)

CM: Now that the business has expanded to so many locations, do you still bake items yourself?

Buddy: Six days a week! I work at the Cake Factory six days a week; I still go in at 6:00 a.m. and bake alongside the team – that’s the truth. I enjoy baking and cake decorating, it’s my passion, so yeah, I’m definitely in the kitchen as often as I can be.


CM: What is your favorite thing to bake?

Buddy: Lobster tail. The sfogliatelle pastry is super delicate and takes a lot of focus. I love it.

CM: Are you involved in the Red Bank Carlo’s Bakery?

Buddy: I’m involved in all of my bakeries. I’m here, I work, I have a hand in what’s happening with the brand and what happens in our kitchens – I wouldn’t have it any other way.

We’re a completely family-owned and run operation, it’s not a franchise. My family and I all travel around to each location as often as possible to just check in on things and catch up with our regulars.

CM: What tip do you have for aspiring bakers?

Buddy: Never stop working at your craft. The more you do something over and over, the better you’re going to be at it – I can’t stress that enough. You want to do it so much that you’re able to do it blindfolded,

CM: What comes next for the Cake Boss?

Buddy: This is a really exciting time for Carlo’s Bakery and I’m rolling out some new recipes soon. I can’t wait for everybody to try them.

More bakeries, more restaurants. I want people all over the world to get a little piece of Hoboken in their hometowns.