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

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...

Grapefruit Greek Yogurt Faux Cheesecake

Greek yogurt makes this delicious Faux cheesecake light and creamy and while drastically cutting calories. For a summer version replace grapefruit...

Green Velvet Cake

Feeling lucky? Celebrate with this Green Velvet Layer Cake! Chocolate flavored cake sandwiched with rich cream cheese frosting and topped with white...

Grilled Almond Pound Cake with Grilled Peaches and Brandied Cinnamon Sauce

So easy to do and such a crowd pleasing dessert! To make it even easier, bake the cake a day ahead of your party.

Homemade Plum Jam

With just two ingredients, this Homemade Plum Jam is easy and makes the perfect topping for biscuits, pancakes, toast or crepes. Technically it’s not...

Homemade Soft Candy Corn

It's not autumn without candy corn! Get the kids involved in making this soft, sweet treat made with simple ingredients - no preservatives or...