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 Mousse with Sweet Dark Cherries

This Lime Mousse with Sweet Dark Cherries combines a refreshing lime mousse with sweet tart cherries for a mouth-watering dessert. An easy treat to...

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

These delicate crumbly Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread cookies are simply divine. Made without eggs, they are a perfect cookie for people with egg...

Brownie Cherry Jubilee Coupe

The combination of homemade brownies, ice cream, and deliciously tart cherries makes this Brownie Cherry Jubilee Coupe an irresistible dessert. You...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

Twix® Frankenstein Cookies

Dressed up as Frankenstein, these fun Twix® Frankenstein Cookies will be the talk of your party. You can make the dough weeks ahead and keep in your...

Upside Down Pineapple Cake

This topsy-turvy dessert is a classic. Topped with pineapple slices and a caramel sauce, this cake is super moist and super delicious!

Very Lemon Sheet Cake with Silky Sour Cream Frosting

Our tender Very Lemon Sheet Cake with Silky Sour Cream Frosting is unapologetically lemony. Combined with our tangy sour cream frosting it is...

Violet Blueberry Eclairs

When you want to impress, these Violet Blueberry Éclairs fit the bill. Flaky pastries filled with sweet cream and topped with blueberries. Violet...

Watermelon and Mint Panna Cotta Parfait

These patriotic parfaits have layers of fresh watermelon gelee, smooth peppermint flavored cream, fresh blueberries and are topped with watermelon...

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

These thick and chewy cookies are chock full of white chocolate chunks and buttery, rich macadamia nuts. A classic recipe with crispy edges and soft...

White Chocolate Glazed Pound Cake

Chef Eddy's tender cake White Chocolate Glazed Pound Cake is studded with white chocolate chips and then topped with a melted white chocolate glaze....

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Just four ingredients are all it takes to make these delicious White Chocolate Lemon Truffles. Rich, sweet and creamy white chocolate pairs...

White Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Pound Cake

Say hello to the holidays with this cheerful White Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Pound Cake. This recipe is made with cake flour and heavy cream to...

Wine Gelée Topped Cheesecake Minis on Hazelnut Cookies

This elegant dessert is for grownups only! Sweet moscato wine gelée is the crowning glory of this dessert. Mini cheesecakes sit atop a homemade...

“Skinny” Oatmeal Cookies

These delicious and moist cookies are completely cholesterol-free and high in fiber. No one will ever know that they are made with a small amount of...