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

Chef Eddy's Tiramisu

Light, delicate ladyfingers soaked in coffee syrup and layered with mascarpone cream cheese. Served in individual serving glasses and topped with...

Chef Eddy’s Bread Pudding

This is Chef Eddy Van Damme’s personal recipe for a moist, lightly spiced and thick bread pudding. One bite and you’ll hear the siren call of New...

Cherry Bubble Up with Homemade Biscuits

Delectable sweetness of summer! Red tart cherries marry beautifully with the sweetness of the golden crust - and make you pucker just a bit. The hint...

Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies have the texture of a brownie and the flavors of a chocolate chip cookie, giving you the best of both worlds. This...

Chocolate and Vanilla Yule Log

Chef Eddy's decadent moist chocolate and vanilla Yule Log is topped with a delicious caramel pecan sauce and white chocolate shavings.

Chocolate Chipotle Fudge

This Chocolate Chipotle Fudge is the perfect balance of chocolate and the distinctively smoky flavor of chipotle. If you like a sweet and spicy combo,...

Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy

Looking for a treat to satisfy friends or colleagues on a nondairy diet? These Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy are dairy-free, gluten-free, and full...

Chocolate Cream Pudding

Decadent and luxurious, this chocolate cream pudding is smooth and creamy and a hit at every party. Super easy and 7 ingredient recipe that's done in...