From selling homemade baked goods in 3rd grade to founding Magg Family Catering at 14, Brad has always had a passion for creating unforgettable culinary experiences. Winning numerous blue ribbons and awards at the Iowa State Fair, showcased his exceptional talent even as a teenager.
After graduating from Colfax-Mingo High School and the Iowa Culinary Arts Institute at DMACC, at age 20 Brad purchased Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe from original founders Golda and Melvin Ingram. He worked with Golda to make sure the best of Goldie’s stayed the same and eventually expanded, adding his own touch of flavor by bringing food to the menu. His dedication to excellence earned him the title of Iowa's best Tenderloin by the Pork Producers in 2009.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brad turned a fun donut-selling venture into a frenzy, with cars lined up for hours. Despite running out of donut batter, he improvised to ensure no one left disappointed.
Brad's commitment extends beyond his culinary expertise. His passion for the community is evident with his involvement in countless local non-profit organizations as well the 14 years he’s served on his hometown city council of Colfax. He played a pivotal role in saving a 116-year-old Pharmacy in Colfax, reviving its historic soda fountain and crafting homemade ice cream.
With an unwavering passion, creativity, and a taste for preserving traditions, Brad continues to inspire and delight with his remarkable culinary skills, creating extraordinary flavors and unforgettable memories along the way. When Brad isn’t working at Goldie’s you’ll most likely find him working in his food stand at the Iowa State Fair, catering events throughout Central Iowa, or trying to learn the ropes at Spring City Pharmacy.