Buddy Valastro

Buddy Valastro is an accomplished fourth generation baker born into the business owned and operated by his parents. Buddy grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey in an old-fashioned Italian family. He showed a flair for cake decorating at an early age.

At the age of 17, Buddy's father died. Suddenly, the only son had to take on the responsibilities of the patriarch. He thrived under pressure. With the help of his family, Buddy has taken Carlo's Bakery to new heights.

Today Buddy oversees the day-to-day operations of the bakery. That entails managing over-the-top bridezillas, dealing with unreliable suppliers and late deliveries, addressing complaints of walk-in customers, drumming up new business and keeping the peace in his family while executing hundreds of elegant cakes. Buddy has a big personality and an even bigger heart. He is the glue that keeps the family together.

Buddy is married to Lisa Valastro and they have three children; Sofia (5), Buddy Jr. (4) and Marco (2). When he's not at the bakery, Buddy loves nothing more than spending time with his family. He also enjoys bowling and fishing




Mary is the middle child of all the Valastro siblings and works at the bakery on the retail side dealing with customers. This at times seems like an odd job for her because she is by far the most confrontational, outspoken and blunt member of the family.

At the same time, she is the first one there for you. Mary always has good intentions and a big heart...just don't get on her bad side! She drives Buddy nuts and "breaks his balls" on a daily basis but he knows her bark is bigger than her bite.

Mary is married to Joe Sciarrone and they are parents to four-year-old twins Joseph and Lucia.







Madeline is the second oldest Valastro sister and she's incredibly loyal and hard working. She's married to Buddy's right-hand man, Mauro and works at the front counter with the rest of the girls. Madeline feels closest to Grace since they're nearest in age and shared a bedroom growing up. Grace describes her as the most sarcastic of all the family.

Mauro and Madeline have three children; Dominique, Buddy and Mary. 






Mauro is Buddy's right-hand man and brother-in-law. He is married to Buddy's sister Madeline. Buddy and Mauro carpool to work everyday. Mauro was there for Buddy after the death of his father. He had a big part in helping Buddy build the business to where it is today. He's a great pastry chef and a better friend. Mauro has taught Buddy a great deal about life, business and being a man. Buddy considers Mauro the brother he never had.

Mauro and Madeline have three children; Dominique, Buddy and Mary.






Grace is one of the front counter managers and the eldest sibling in the Valastro clan. She creates the schedule for the employees every week and has a bubbly, outgoing personality. Her husband, Joe, works in the mix room as one of the top bakers.

Grace loves her family to death and would do anything for them, but don't ask her to cook dinner -- she doesn't do it!Grace and Joe are proud of their two kids Bartolina (12) and Robert (16). Robert has started working part-time at the bakery when he has free time away from school and wrestling practice.






Head Master Baker/Mixer

Joe has been married to Grace, the eldest Valastro sister, for almost 20 years and works as a baker in the mixing room. When he's not at the bakery, he works as a firefighter, often coming straight from 24-hour shifts at the fire station to start a shift at the bakery.

Joey is referred to as a "hothead" due to his quick temper, but he loves what he does and is great at it. He's not at the bakery to fool around and sometimes can be a little cranky when he's just trying to get his work done.

Grace and Joe are proud of their two kids Bartolina (12) and Robert (16). Robert has started working part-time at the bakery when he has free time away from school and wrestling practice.




Frankie is Buddy's first cousin and the godson to his son, Marco. As kids, they grew up three houses from each other and are more like brothers. Frankie is a great decorator, the computer tech guy and a very important person in Buddy's life. He's great with computers, numbers and the bottom line. He does a lot of the behind the scenes stuff for the bakery and is just a "fun guy to be around."

Frankie and wife Maria have two kids. When he's not at the bakery, he likes to spend time with his family, coach tee ball and go fishing.










Lisa is the youngest of the Valastro sisters, and even though Buddy is the youngest Valastro, he treats Lisa like the baby. Grace considers Lisa to the most "easygoing and friendly" of the sisters though her bad side is one you don't wanna cross. Lisa has some of the best customer service skills of the bunch.

Lisa has three children: Teresa, John and Isabella.