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

Pumpkin Fries with Cinnamon Sugar

Trying to figure out what to do with that pumpkin that nobody wants to carve? How about turning it into something else that’s fun to do like these...

Pumpkin Mousse With Candied Pecans

The irresistible flavor of pumpkin mousse combined with our hugely popular Candied Pecans make an elegant, crowd pleasing dessert. Between us….this...

Pumpkin Pecan Spiced Fudge

Sometimes fudge can be tricky to get right. That's why Chef Eddy's Pumpkin Pecan Spiced Fudge is going to be your new favorite recipe. Forget the long...

Pumpkin Pie With Hazelnut Streusel

There will always be a place in our heart for classic pumpkin pie, but for those times when you want something a little bit "more", there's Chef Eddy...

Quick and Reduced Sugar Blackberry Jam

With just three ingredients and 15 minutes you can make this fresh blackberry jam. This quick and easy recipe is good for little chefs too.

Raspberry And Strawberry Cream Puffs

Looking for an easy dessert that looks and tastes like it came out of a fine Parisian pastry shop? Here you go! The puffs can be made a week before...

Red Velvet Cake Roll

Red Velvet Cake Roll is a classic holiday recipe that makes a beautiful presentation (and luckily, it tastes just as good as it looks!)

Red Velvet Heart Cookies

When you think red velvet, cake comes to mind first, but this versatile flavor works equally well in cookie form. These gorgeous cookies are easier to...

Rocky Road Chocolate Cheesecake

This deconstructed dessert takes all the flavor found in cool and creamy Rocky Road Ice Cream and turns them into a smooth and decadent cheesecake!

Rosemary Pecan Scones With Ham and Plum Jam

Delectable scones make these Rosemary Pecan Scones With Ham and Homemade Plum Jam a perfect amuse bouche for dinner or for brunch. The herbal and...

Salted Brown Sugar Banana Pie

In this traditional Southern pie, baked bananas contrast deliciously with smooth and lightly salted brown sugar custard. Serve with creme Chantilly or...