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

Lemon Posset Imperial

Lemon Posset

Your guest will ooh and ahh over the silky-smooth lemon custard that took you no time to prepare. With this Lemon Posset, a little magic happens here,...
Raspberry Sandwiches Imperial

Raspberry Tea Sandwiches

Introducing our Raspberry Tea Sandwiches, a delicious pound cake filled with a luscious raspberry ganache. Each bite is a symphony of decadence, as...
Sour Cream Banana Bread Imperial

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Elevate your banana bread experience with our Sour Cream Banana Bread—an irresistibly moist and flavorful twist on a classic favorite. This delectable...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce Imperial

Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

A classic banana bread is reimagined in this Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce. A decadent dessert that marries the rich flavors of ripe bananas,...
5 Layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Imperial

5 Layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Can you ever have enough chocolate chip cookies? We think not! Meet the 5 Layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Five chewy chocolate chip cookies all...
Acai Pudding Cakes imperial

Acai Pudding Cakes

Sometimes called "purple gold," the açaí berry is packed with antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and heart-healthy fats. So if you're looking to indulge in...
Almond Joy Layer Cake

Almond Joy® Layer Cake

Chef Eddy took the classic flavor of an Almond Joy® candy bar and transformed it into a moist and tender layer cake that could very well become your...
Almond Rose Cookies

Almond Rose Cookies

These delicate Almond Rose Cookies are just the right recipe for a wedding shower or tea party. Made with almond flour, almond extract and rose water,...
Always Creamy Fudge

Always Creamy Fudge

This smooth and creamy fudge is a melt-in-your mouth treat that everyone will rave about. It’s rich and chocolatey flavor is irresistible!
Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti Cookies are popular all over the world for good reason, they are simply divine. These almond-flavored treats make a great gift or snack with...
Amaretto and Cherries Cupcakes

Amaretto and Cherries Cupcakes

Amaretto and Cherries Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any birthday party or get together. A flavorful cherry cupcake is topped with am amaretto...
Amaretto Coconut Cream Pie Imperial

Amaretto Coconut Cream Pie

You’ll want to sink your teeth into this Amaretto Coconut Cream Pie. It's like a coconut cream pie, but better! A creamy coconut filling sits atop a...