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

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Scones

Scones may have their roots in Europe but this variation showcases its very American interpretation. Serve these still warm and for that extra touch...

Margarita Pie

Make any day a fiesta with this margarita pie. A creamy, no bake lime filling blended with Creme Chantilly and topped with fresh strawberries makes...

Merenguitos

This light, airy Cuban inspired meringue cookies will melt in your mouth. Sprinkled with unsweetened coconut, merenguitos offer just a hint of sweet....

Mini Lemon Olive Oil Cakes

Olive oil gives these mini cakes a unique flavor and richness that is balanced out by the tart lemon and fragrant rosemary. An airy lemon glaze...

Mint Truffles

Chef Eddy is known for his decadent truffles, and here's one of the reasons why: Mint Truffles. Rich, dark mint chocolate ganache rolled in a high...

Mocha Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Generations have grown up making chocolate crackle cookies. This modern twist on a beloved classic adds coffee extract for a rich mocha flavor....

Mocha Coffee Butter Cream Frosting

All the smooth mocha coffee flavor of your favorite drink combined with creamy butter and sugar for the ultimate 5-ingredient frosting. Pairs well...

Nutella Cheesecake

This Nutella Cheesecake recipe is the ultimate in decadence. The rich, creamy filling is perfectly complimented by a chocolate graham cracker crust.

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...