From Eater: As for being a homophobe, they called it an “outlandish” and “ridiculous” claim.
“The fact that the only confirmation of this comes from a producer who currently draws a paycheck from Page is telling,” they said.
“He said, ‘You can’t send me to talk to gay people without warning! '”From then on, show researchers were required to note any indications of homosexuality detected during pre-interviews.
(Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)Former field producer Kari Kloster confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about gay guests…Guy Fieri’s publicist later denied these claims.
After graduating, he attended Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
The brothers are still super close: Willie, a Los Angeles television executive, co-produces Duff's show. "I think serendipity did the job in the end, but the beginning of my culinary career simply involved working my a-- off in a variety of jobs," he says. "I walked a fine line between the law and the needs of my creatively fertile mind," he says. He decorated his first cake on his living room coffee table.
Eventually, his mom enrolled him part-time at Corcoran College of Art Design in Washington, D. Duff opened his cake business in his Baltimore apartment after leaving a personal chef job.
"I called my dad, business guru extraordinaire, and asked, 'Hey, Dad, how do I start a cake business?
' And he says, 'Get some business cards, get a website and sell some cakes! I baked [cakes] in my rickety joke of a home oven and delivered [them] in my hatchback VW." 5. Ace of Cakes initially came to producers as a sizzle reel, or demo tape, called ____ You Let's Bake. Because cake goes stale quickly, Charm City Cakes staffers plan the decorations and make every last topping before they even turn the ovens on.
Maybe that cake was sitting in a freezer for a month, or worse, sitting in the fridge for a week." 7. Duff is a firm believer that intricate cakes also have to taste great, so his cakes come in 49 flavors, like peanut butter and jelly; bananas Foster; blueberry muffin; s'mores; and pumpkin chocolate chip. His crew shoots 120 hours of footage for each 22-minute episode.