About the Cast
Jesse Palmer After five seasons as a quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, Jesse Palmer began a career as a game analyst, first with Fox Sports Net, and soon thereafter with ESPN. In 2015, Jesse joined Good Morning America as a special contributor, focusing on big stories, news of the day and live events.
Nancy Fuller is a warm, loving mother of six and grandmother of 13, and the owner of Ginsberg’s Foods, a multimillion-dollar business she runs with her husband. Nancy lives in an authentic 17th-century farmhouse on beautiful, rolling land in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Nancy’s food and recipes represent her surroundings on the farm and her philosophy of feeding others with delicious, simple meals from the heart.
In addition to being a judge on Holiday Baking Championship, she also hosts her show Farmhouse Rules.
Duff has been cooking since the age of four, when his mom caught him in the kitchen swinging around a meat cleaver while watching legendary Chef Tell on TV. It was no surprise when this young enthusiasm lead to a life devoted to culinary pursuits.
After graduating from university 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.
Duff then opened his own business called Charm City Cakes. What began as a small operation out of his own home with two assistants grew to include many employees, including many whose culinary backgrounds weren’t as pastry chefs. He hired experienced painters, architects, and sculptors as Charm City Cakes grew its reputation for the most imaginative, unusual creations.
Duff is the star of the hit series Ace of Cakes and also a judge on Donut Showdown.
At the start of 2000, Lorraine left her successful modeling career and pursued her long-term passion for cooking. She enrolled in the Leiths Diploma of Food and Wine course and worked stages in kitchens including The Mandarin Oriental, The Wolseley, and The Hummingbird Bakery.
Lorraine's Baking Made Easy, her first book released in the United Kingdom, features 100 of her favorite recipes and quickly became a No. 1 best-seller. The accompanying TV series, titled Simply Baking, aired in the US on Cooking Channel.
Currently audiences can find Lorraine on Cooking Channel's Fresh, Fast and Easy also accompanied by a book of the same name. In the series Lorraine cooks clever recipes, lets viewers in on culinary trade secrets and offers invaluable kitchen shortcuts.