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

Chocolate Cream with Mango Gelée

Cool and creamy chocolate pudding side-by-side with sweet mango gelée - some of the most delicious gifts come from the tropics. Chocolate and mango...

Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

These Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts are a simple, yet delicious cookie that will fill the house with a fragrant smell. The addition of...

Chocolate Lime Truffles

The fresh sparkly flavor of lime pairs exceptionally well with milk chocolate in these tasty Chocolate Lime Truffles. Milk chocolate's creamy flavor...

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 Macadamia Pound Cake

This cake is from a collection of recipes developed by Chef Eddy for professional Pastry Chefs. Rich, dense and oh-so-chocolatey, Chocolate Macadamia...

Chocolate Mousse

This smooth and creamy Chocolate Mousse recipe is both easy and fail-proof; plus it can be frozen for up to 2 weeks!

Chocolate Mousse Tarts

Another Chef Eddy masterpiece, these Chocolate Mousse tarts are sophisticated without being fussy. Serve this recipe when you want to impress.

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...