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

Cinnamon Rolls Deluxe

Once you've tried Chef Eddy's made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls, we promise you that you'll never be satisfied with the store-bought version ever again...

Corn Syrup Free Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dense chocolate brownie pie studded with fresh pecans.

Corn Syrup Free Pecan Pie

Tradition holds that the first pecan pies were made by French settlers in Louisiana. Colonial recipes contained little more than pure cane sugar, eggs...

Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry & Cranberry Fruit Compote

Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry & Cranberry Fruit Compote are a great way to start the day. And since our low sugar, tender, and moist cornmeal...

Costa Rica Raisin Cake

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy this light, citrus-flavored Costa Rican dessert. Orange juice and rum combined with raisins makes this airy cake...

Crab Cake Amuse Bouche With Spicy Mango Cilantro Sauce

These crab cakes are made with just a sprinkle of bread crumbs, no eggs or sugar, and are baked instead of pan fried, resulting in moist and non...

Cranberry Cheesecake Pie

An ultra creamy, delectable cheesecake topped with a homemade, non-apologetically tart cranberry puree. It's the ultimate sweet and tart combo for the...

Cream Cheese Chocolate Coconut Pinwheels

These Cream Cheese Chocolate Coconut Pinwheels are full of flavor and festively fun. A buttery, cream cheese cookie base is folded in a pinwheel shape...

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...

Crescent Rolls

While it is true that canned crescent rolls are quick, there's something to be said for a 100% homemade crescent roll. No preservatives and no...