Damiano Carrara Bio

Damiano Carrara, judge on Halloween Baking Championship

Growing up in Italy, Damiano Carrara developed an interest in hospitality and culinary arts. He entered the industry as a bartender, and his passion grew as he mixed cocktails and entertained customers. Soon he began training professionally for flair bartending competitions around the world, winning multiple awards, prizes and accolades for his skills. After joining the Flair Bartenders’ Association, Damiano decided to move to America, where he continued working in restaurants as a bartender. Taking the opportunity to grow, he started managing the restaurant where he tended bar. After five years of hard work, Damiano and his brother decided to open a cafe of their own: Carrara Pastries. After gaining popularity and wide recognition in the kitchen, he decided to share his talents with a national audience as a competitor on the premiere season of Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and returned for an episode in the second season as a guest judge. Enjoying the thrill of culinary competitions, he also competed on Cutthroat Kitchen and was a finalist on the Season 12 of Food Network Star.