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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All Chef Eddy Recipes

Nutella Cheesecake

This Nutella Cheesecake recipe is the ultimate in decadence. The rich, creamy filling is perfectly complimented by a chocolate graham cracker crust.

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...

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Feeling nostalgic? Try this Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie recipe. Soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched with cream cheese filling. Tastes just like the ones...

Orange Cookies with Orange Glaze

Calling all orange lovers! These soft and tender Orange Cookies with Orange Glaze are topped with a sweet and bright orange icing. Flavorful and...

Orange Dreamsicle Cake

Impress the orange lover in your life with a four layer Orange Dreamsicle Cake that's much easier to make than it looks. Light and fluffy vanilla cake...

Orange Pecan Butter Cookies

In Brittany, France, stop by any pâtisserie and you'll find "Sablés Bretons", otherwise known as French Butter Cookies. Chef Eddy put his own twist on...

Party Flan

This simple, 5 ingredient Party Flan is easy to make and is a wonderful way to a end meal. Creamy custard with a smooth caramel finish. Serve with...

Peach Ice Cream Pie With Strawberries

Peach Ice Cream Pie With Strawberries is a refreshingly cool treat. Made with a graham cracker crust, peaches and strawberries, this delicious frozen...