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

Chocolate Cream Pie with Praline Sauce

You’ll be over the moon with this Moon Pie® inspired dessert. Fans of the classic treats will be familiar with the main ingredients - graham cracker...

Chef Eddy's Apple Sauce

One of the easiest recipes to make and yet so satisfying. Half it, double or triple it or keep the recipe as it is. If desired, you can make the apple...

Coca Cola Fudge

The distinctive flavor of Coca Cola® soda and chocolate are a tasty combination. Chef Eddy took his super easy fudge recipe and added 1/2 cup of Coke...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

Almond Chocolate Samosas

Traditionally filled with filled with spiced vegetables or meat, Chef Eddy gave these Samosas a uniquely sweet twist with a rich chocolate filling and...

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...

Almond Orange Biscotti

The Almond Orange Biscotti Is an Italian cookie with a delectable crisp and buttery texture. The combination of the orange and almond flavor is the...

Almond Orange Biscotti

The Almond Orange Biscotti Is an Italian cookie with a delectable crisp and buttery texture. The combination of the orange and almond flavor is the...

Almond Pistachio Baklava

Flavored with a hint of citrus and cinnamon, this easy to make, flakey baklava recipe never fails to impress your friends. Change the nuts to your own...

Apple Cranberry Cake

A hint of orange zest combined with chunks of fresh apple and juicy cranberries make this unique coffee cake a winner. Just sprinkle with powdered...

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...

Artisan Olive Focaccia Bread

Making homemade focaccia bread is easier than you think. All it takes is to let part of the dough rest overnight which in turn will create a chewy...

Baked Peaches Topped with Peach Gelato

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

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...

Biscoff Cookies (Speculoos Cookies)

This cookie has been loved in Belgium for hundreds of years. Famous chefs have it on their dessert menu, and a major American Airline has been serving...

Black and White Alfajores

Alfajores are soft and delicate traditional shortbread cookies from South America. Filled with Dulce de Leche, this sweet, melt-in-your-mouth cookie...