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

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...

Creme Brulee Bars on Shortbread

Smooth and creamy Crème Brûlée on homemade shortbread cookies. These portable treats are decadent and oh-so-tasty.

Creme Brulee Strawberry Tart

A rich, smooth and decadent Crème Brûlée Tart blanketed in ripe, fresh strawberries.

Crème Brûlée with Warm Cherries and Chocolate Sauce

Sweet, creamy custard topped with warm fresh cherries, chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Crème Chantilly

Crème Chantilly is also known as whipped cream. This delicious cream is the perfect topping to use in place of artificial whipped toppings on pies,...

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...

Cuban Coconut Flan

Coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, eggs, shredded coconut and sugar all combine to make a firm, silky baked custard that gives a Cuban...

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...