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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All Chef Eddy Recipes

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...

Ginger Grapefruit Pound Cake

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

Gingerbread Cake

A heavy dose of classic gingerbread ingedients - molasses, ginger and cinnamon - give this cake dimension. They create a gingerbread cake that is dark...

Gingersnap and Orange Cheesecake

Creamy smooth orange cheesecake with a dense gingersnap crust.

Gouda and Herb Sweet Potato Corn Bread

No need to keep looking for a tender and moist corn bread, its right here. Pair this Gouda and Herb Sweet Potato Corn Bread with your favorite soup or...