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

Oh So Soft Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Looking for scrumptious apple pie flavor in a soft and tender cookie? Packed with fresh apple pieces, walnuts and raisins, these Oh So Soft Apple...

Caramel Apple Crumb Cake

Let’s get ready to crumble! This made-from-scratch Caramel Apple Crumb Cake is a deliciously moist apple cake topped with a generous amount of...

Dampfnudel

What’s a Dampfnudel? Fans of the Great British Baking Show might recognize this recipe. Dampfnudels are a German specialty that can be served as a...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

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...

Always Creamy Fudge

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

Amish Orange Cake

Created with Amish and Pennsylvania German traditions in mind, this Amish Orange Cake is made from simple ingredients and will remain moist for...

Angel Food Cake

This classic angel food cake is a light, moist and fat-free sweet delight. Serve it with fresh fruit or sorbet for an elegant and delectably healthy...

Animal Cracker Cookies

A great recipe to make with kids. These animal cracker cookies are as tasty as they are fun to decorate. A perfect homemade treat to serve at a play...

Apple Cider

This delicious apple cider recipe is the perfect homemade drink to warm you up on a blustery fall day. It will warm your heart and soul, while filling...

Apple Cinnamon Quesadillas

Who says quesadillas have to be savory? These Apple Cinnamon Quesadillas are packed with cream cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, and apples, and sandwiched...

Apple Crisp

After one taste of this melt in your mouth apple crisp you will want to make it a staple in your dessert repertoire. It’s the perfect pairing with a...

Apple Crumb Pie with Butter Rum Sauce

Warm, bubbly and delicious - this apple pie has a unique twist. Instead of a pastry crust, this apple pie has sweet and crumbly streusel topping plus...

Apple Praline Pie

Ready for fall baking? This over-the-top decadent Apple Praline Pie may just become your new go-to dessert. First we start with a traditional apple...

Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffee Cake

Apple Sun Dried Cherry Coffee Cake is a moist and buttery coffee cake bursting with fresh Granny Smith apples. Serve at breakfast with a strong cup of...

Apple White Cheddar Whole Wheat Quesadillas

A recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious. With just four ingredients, Apple & White Cheddar Whole Wheat Quesadillas are a quick and...