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

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 Liqueur Cups

Who says candy is just for kids? These elegant Chocolate Liqueur Cups are a sophisticated treat made with grownups in mind. You can make these as...

Chocolate Pound Cake with Dulce de Leche

This Latin-inspired recipe pairs tropical mango with a thick caramel sauce (Dulce de Leche) and a dense, rich chocolate pound cake. Delicioso!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake With Caramel Pecan Topping

Chocolate and pumpkin is such a surprisingly delightful combination in this Chocolate Pumpkin Cake With Caramel Pecan Topping. The cake itself is...

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes With Caramel Pecan Topping

Chocolate and pumpkin is such a surprisingly delightful combination in these Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes With Caramel Pecan Topping. The cupcakes...

Chocolate Topped Salted Macadamia Nut Caramels

Chocolate Topped Salted Macadamia Nut Caramels are a perfect homemade chewy caramel combined with Macadamia nuts and chocolate. Need we say more?

Cinnamon Pecan Babka

The delicious comfort of a tender Cinnamon Pecan Babka filled with pecans and cinnamon is impossible to resist. Babka, is a Polish word for...

Cinnamon Pralines

Cinnamon adds a wonderful depth of flavor to these much adored Southern treats.

Cinnamon Raisin Sour Cream Pie

This down-home recipe hails from the early 20th century. For rural families, fresh fruit wasn't available year round, and dairy products were a...

Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Baked Apples

The best cinnamon rolls are ooey and gooey, but they can be kind of messy. Not when you bake them inside an apple! This Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Baked...