Chef Mauro Castano works at Carlo’s Bakery City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ. His responsibilities at Carlo’s Bakery consist of creating cakes, decorating, meeting with clients during consultations and most of the everyday bakery operations. Mauro is Buddy’s right-hand man and brother-in-law. He is married to Buddy’s sister Maddalena. Mauro and Maddalena have 3 wonderful children, Mary, Dominique and Buddy.
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.
Carlo’s Bakery opened in 1910. Carlo’s Bakery is renowned for its delicious creations, hardworking staff, and family atmosphere. Carlo’s has spearheaded the recent custom cake craze and has garnered attention from a variety of media outlets including Brides, Rachael Ray Show, Huffington Post and Good Morning America. Carlo’s has been showcased as the setting for TLC’s hit shows Cake Boss and Next Great Baker. Most recently, Carlo’s has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line to include a Carlo’s Bakery location on-board all ships. www.carlosbakery.com