Chef Eddy Van Damme

Chef Eddy Van Damme (affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry”) is a world-renowned chef, instructor, TV host and author.

Meet the Chef

Chef Eddy Van Damme (affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry”) is a world-renowned chef, instructor, TV host and author. A native of Belgium, Eddy was introduced to the world of baking from an early age, learning at the feet of his mother Ana, a passionate cook and home baker and his late uncle Oscar, a baking scientist. 

Chef Eddy started baking at the age of 10 and during his teens, his talent was discovered by one of Belgium finest pastry shops, Bundervoet. Eddy attended pastry school in Bruges and at PIVA in Antwerp. He studied patisserie in Paris at LeNôtre and Cacao Barry. Eddy’s other passion in life was America. As a teenager a huge map of the United States filled up his bedroom wall and his mother made him a small American flag which he fastened on his car’s antenna. While taking a trip to Germany on the train, Eddy met a woman from Texas who invited him for a visit to her ranch. He took her up on the offer and ever since Eddy has made his home in America. However, he still travels at least twice a year to visit his family in Europe and to keep up with the latest pastry trends. 

Throughout his career, Eddy has won numerous awards and pastry competitions and holds 5 ACF gold medals. He is the co-author of “On Baking: A Textbook of Baking and Pastry Fundamentals” named by Gourmand International as the best cookbook for professionals. His weekly TV show, Bake It, can be seen in Houston on CBS station KHOU-TV.

“On Baking” Cookbook

On Baking, Third Edition brings a fresh new design and 350+ new images to the “fundamentals” approach that has prepared thousands of students for successful careers in the baking and pastry arts. Co-written by Eddy Van Damme.
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Latest Recipes

White Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Pound Cake

Say hello to the holidays with this cheerful pound White Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Pound Cake. This recipe is made with cake flour and heavy cream...

Peppermint Truffles

These Peppermint Truffles are super easy to make. All you need are six basic ingredients to make these holiday-themed, bite-sized treats. Whip up a...

Cheddar and Cranberry Irish Soda Bread

From start to finish, no bread is quicker to make than Irish soda bread. While some soda bread recipes can be dry, this Cheddar and Cranberry Irish...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

Almond Joy® Layer Cake

Chef Eddy took the classic flavor of an Almond Joy® candy bar and transformed it into a moist and tender layer cake that could very well become your...

Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffeecake

Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffeecake is a moist and buttery coffee cake bursting with fresh Granny Smith apples. Serve at breakfast with a strong cup of...

Baked Cake Doughnuts with Praline Sauce

These Baked Cake Doughnuts with Praline Sauce are soft and tender, but not fried. They can be made the day before and left unbaked in the fridge...

Baked Peaches Topped with Peach Gelato

Warm baked and glazed peaches topped with cold and creamy homemade peach gelato.

Berries and Cream Crescent Doughnuts

Berries and Cream Crescent Doughnuts are an adaptation of the Cronut™, which is a cross between a donut and a croissant. Chef Eddy's version is filled...

Bien Me Sabe (Venezuela Coconut Cream Cake)

Bien Me Sabe, also known as Coconut Cream Cake, is a Venezuelan dessert that is moist, sweet and rich. Similar to a tres leches cake, Bien Me Sabe is...

Blackberry Chocolate Layer Cake

How can you make a classic chocolate cake even better? You add homemade chocolate blackberry ganache! Sun-ripened blackberries add a depth of flavor...

Blackberry, Blueberry Orange Pudding Coupe

The fresh flavors of summer berries shine in this refreshing dessert. Layers of blackberries, ladyfingers soaked in blueberry sauce, and whipped cream...

Candied Almond Butter Cookies

Looking for a tasty and elegant cookie that can be made days ahead? No need to look any further, these Candied Almond Butter Cookies look like you had...

Cappuccino Cheesecake With Pecan Caramel

Chef Eddy’s cheesecakes are known to be ultra creamy and very smooth. This Cappuccino Cheesecake With Pecan Caramel version is no exception. This...

Caramel Cream Pie

A creamy caramel pie with a custard-like consistency topped with sweet Rice Krispies® cereal and a dollop of creme chantilly - all nestled in a graham...