Buddy Valastro Biography
Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. a native of New Jersey, is an American baker and television personality known for starring in the tv series Cake Boss. The show premiered in April 2009. He owns Carlo’s Bakery. He is also the face of Buddy V’s Ristorante. Buddy has appeared in other multiple tv shows including; Kitchen Boss, Next Great Baker, Buddy’s Bakery Rescue, Bake You Rich, and Bakery Boss.
Buddy Valastro Age
Valastro was born on March 3, 1977, in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. The television personality is 44 years old as of 2021.
Buddy Valastro Height
The “Cake Boss” stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.73 cm). He weighs about 62 Kgs (138 lbs). His eyes are light brown and has black colored hair. Further details about his body measurements will be updated as soon as they are available.
Buddy Valastro Family
Buddy was born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. He also spent part of his growing up in Little Ferry, New Jersey. His mother Mary Valastro was born in Altamura, Italy. She was born to Italian-American immigrants. She moved to New Jersey at the age of six with her parents. Valastro’s father, Buddy Sr was born in Lipari, Italy. Buddy has four sisters named Grace, Mary, Maddalena, and Lisa. Carlo’s Bakery is a family business passed to him.
Buddy Valastro Wife
Buddy married his wife Lisa Valastro on October 14, 2001. The couple has spent the last 20 years of their lives together. Their marriage has been blessed with four children. Their children are; Sofia, Bartolo “Buddy” III, Marco, and Carlo. Buddy previously resided in East Hanover Township, New Jersey. He currently lives in Montville, New Jersey with his family.
Buddy Valastro Kids
Valastro and his wife are proud parents of four children. Their children are; Sofia, Bartolo “Buddy” III, Marco, and Carlo Valastro. There are no further details about their children. However, these details will be updated as soon as they are available.
Buddy Valastro Injury
In September, Buddy impaled his right hand with a pinsetter at his home bowling alley. Fortunately, his sons and other family members rescued him. He underwent two emergency operations. He had a total of five operations done. In April 2021, he got to share his recovery journey stating he was feeling better and had gained most of his strength back. He thanked his doctors by baking an appreciation cake.
Buddy Valastro Career | Restaurants
Valastro owns Carlo’s Bakery. He is also the head baker. He stars on TLC’s reality tv show Cake Boss. The bakery is the center of the show. As of 2021, there are more 17 locations in New Jersey—Hoboken, Marlton, Morristown, Red Bank, Ridgewood, Wayne, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Westbury, and Westfield. Buddy was named in the Hudson County’s 50 most influential people’s list by Hudson Reporter.
The Lackawanna Factory in nearby Jersey City is the bakery’s corporate office. It is also used for creating wedding cakes and specialty cakes for shipment. In June 2014, Buddy founded his event planning company called Buddy V’s Events. Buddy collaborated with Earth Sweetener Co. on their 2016 campaign “Rethink Sweet.”
Valastro has also partnered with The Pound Bakery, a pet treats manufacturing company in 2018. They redesigned a new line of pet treats. The same year, he worked with several companies to create a line of fondant, buttercream icing, and Italian Biscotti cookies under the brand name Buddy Valastro Foods.
Buddy Valastro TV Shows
- Food Network Challenge
- Cake Boss
- Next Great Baker
- Kitchen Boss
- Buddy’s Bakery Rescue
- The Apprentice
- Batalha dos Confeiteiros
- Batalha dos Cozinheiros
- Buddy’s Family Vacation Host
- Bakers vs. Fakers
- Dancing with the Stars Brazil
- Buddy’s Big Bakedown
- Impractical Jokers
- Buddy vs Duff
- Beat Bobby Flay
Buddy Valastro Net Worth
Valastro has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He has managed to make his riches from his career as a baker and television personality.