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

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...

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 Croissant Bread Pudding

Deep, dark chocolate and warm, flaky croissants combine in this wonderfully decadent Double Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding recipe.

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...

Egg Free Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce

Indulge in the deep chocolate flavor and creamy, light texture of this new style chocolate mousse. No eggs are used in this simple, yet delicious...