Buddy Valastro, a.k.a. the Cake Boss, will open his Las Vegas restaurant on Oct. 7.
Valastro and family-run Carlo’s Bake Shop (often called Carlo's Bakery) in Hoboken, N.J., are probably best known from the TLC reality show “Cake Boss,” which chronicles the interactions among family members and the public in the pursuit of confectionary perfection.
Valastro has been a driving force in the family business since his father’s death when Buddy was 17.
The restaurant business, though, is an outgrowth of his philosophy about food.
“There’s another side to our family and its relationship with food, and it’s just as personal, maybe even more personal, than what we do at the bakery,” he wrote in his 2012 book, “Cooking Italian With the Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy Can Serve Them Up.”