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

Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

If you love the icing on the cupcake more than the cupcake itself, here's your recipe. Moist vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate chip cookie dough...

Dairy-Free Lemon Curd

Love silky smooth lemon curd, but wish it were made without butter? We got it! After several hours in the refrigerator this Dairy-Free Lemon Curd will...

Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pie

When you love Sweet Potato Pie, but can't have the dairy, this is the recipe for you. Chef Eddy has created a Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pie that's so...

Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake

This is Chef Eddy’s most requested chocolate cake recipe. Chef Eddy's Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake is moist, tender, fluffy and has just the right...

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Also known as chocolate chocolate muffins, this double chocolate muffin recipe has sour cream in it, making it so moist you won’t need icing. When you...

Double Chocolate Fudge Praline Cookies

When you want the flavor of a chocolate pecan pie, but don't want the hassle of making a whole pie, give these Double Chocolate Fudge Praline Cookies...

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is a thick and creamy caramel sauce that compliments just about everything you put it on. Serve it over ice cream, bananas, pound cake,...

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

These adorable shortbread cookies not only look like tea, they taste like it too. Made with Earl Grey tea, orange and vanilla and dipped in melted...

Earl Grey Tea Sandies

These cookies are perfect to serve at a ladies lunch, brunch or afternoon tea serving. The hint of Earl Grey tea combined with the flavor from the...

Ginger Grapefruit Pound Cake

Grapefruit and ginger make a most delicious combination. Serve with Earl Grey tea or Moscato wine.