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

Raspberry Rosewater Cheesecake

Raspberry Rosewater Cheesecake

The combination of raspberries and rose has been a classic flavor profile for a long time in French desserts. This Raspberry Rosewater Cheesecake...
Triple Berry Grunt

Triple Berry Grunt

Looking for a quick and delicious dessert that happens to be a crowd pleaser? This one is it! Triple Berry Grunt is made into a pan right on the stove...
Shaker Lemon Pie

Shaker Lemon Pie

Pucker up! This Shaker Lemon Pie is a classic recipe for a reason. Generations have loved this sweet/tart, lemony pie where no ingredient goes to...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

Apple Crumb Pie with Butter Rum Sauce

Apple Crumb Pie with Butter Rum Sauce

Warm, bubbly and delicious - this apple pie has a unique twist. Instead of a pastry crust, this apple pie has sweet and crumbly streusel topping plus...
Apple Danish

Apple Danish

Your family will be in for a treat with our spectacular Apple Danish. Made with a delicious homemade dough and full of flavorful cinnamon and sugar...
Apple Gingerbread Crumble

Apple Gingerbread Crumble

With the tasty combination of cozy flavors like cinnamon, ginger, and molasses, this Apple Gingerbread Crumble will fill the house with comforting...
Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffee Cake

Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffee Cake

Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffee Cake is a moist and buttery coffee cake bursting with fresh Granny Smith apples. Serve at breakfast with a strong cup of...
Apple White Cheddar Whole Wheat Quesadillas

Apple White Cheddar Whole Wheat Quesadillas

A recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious. With just four ingredients, Apple & White Cheddar Whole Wheat Quesadillas are a quick and...
Apricot Almond Cake from Provence

Apricot Almond Cake from Provence

Have you ever wondered how the almond cakes offered in French bakeries are so incredibly moist and tender? The secret lies in the fact that they are...
Apricot Macarons

Apricot Macarons

Do you love macarons? These tasty and beautifully colored Apricot Macarons are a must to add to your repertoire. A brightly colored orange shell is...
Apricot Passion Pound Cake

Apricot Passion Pound Cake

Professional Pastry Chefs know that apricot and passion fruit is a heavenly combination. These two are commonly found in truffle fillings, fruit tarts...
Apricot Pecan Coconut Thumbprints

Apricot Pecan Coconut Thumbprints

Chef Eddy has taken a classic cookie to a whole new tasty level with these Apricot Pecan Coconut Thumbprints. The mix of pecans and coconut gives them...
Arroz Con Leche

Arroz Con Leche

This rich and sweet rice pudding recipe is popular in many Latin cultures, especially Mexico and Cuba. Rice and milk are sweetened with cinnamon,...
Baked Cake Doughnuts with Praline Sauce

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...