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

Lime Curd

Punchy Lime Curd is packed full of tart citrus flavor. Use it in desserts, spread on breakfast toast, dollop onto angel food cake, or slather it on...

Oat Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These Oat Cottage Cheese Pancakes are flavorful and easy to make. Loaded with whole grains, low sugar, and packed with protein, these pancakes will...

Crepes Suzette

Often chefs will serve this delicious Crepes Suzette recipe flambéed table-side. Chef Eddy’s recipe has all the fancy and flavor we love in this...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

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...

Caramel Filled Cinnamon Cookies

Your taste buds are in for a surprise when you bite into these soft cinnamon cookies. Hidden inside is a gooey caramel center!

Caramel Macchiato

Set up your own specialty coffee shop right in your own kitchen with this homemade Caramel Macchiato recipe.

Caramelized Apples and Cinnamon Glaze Crescent Doughnuts

Caramelized Apples and Cinnamon Glaze Crescent Doughnuts are an adaptation of the Cronut™, which is half donut and half croissant. Chef Eddy's version...

Caramelized Cinnamon Almonds

Almonds are a great source of essential nutrients. This recipe adds a little cinnamon sweetness to make these healthy nuts oh so irresistible.

Celery Jam

Celery jam may seem a bit confusing at first, but when paired with a cheese platter including brie or goat cheese and it all makes perfect sense. This...

Chai Snickerdoodles

The exotic aromas and spicy flavors of Chai Tea (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and white pepper) are captured perfectly in these soft and tender cookies....

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...