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

Vinegar Pie Imperial

Vinegar Pie

Get ready to be pleasantly surprised with a classic Southern treat – Vinegar Pie! Now, I know what you might be thinking - vinegar in a pie? But hold...
Opportunity Cake with Pineapple Frosting Imperial

Opportunity Cake with Pineapple Frosting

A true gem from the past, this Opportunity Cake first appeared in one of our vintage Aunt Cora's cookbooks. A true gem from the past, this cake...
Date Pinwheels Imperial

Date Pinwheels

These delectable Date Pinwheels are a perfect blend of rich, chewy dates and buttery pastry, all rolled into adorable pinwheels. Dates are not only...

All Chef Eddy Recipes

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...
6 Layer Coconut Cranberry Cake with Meringue Frosting

6 Layer Coconut Cranberry Cake with Meringue Frosting

Loaded with cranberries and packed with coconut flavor, this Coconut Cranberry Cake with Meringue Frosting is not only beautiful, but also tastes...
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...
Amber Pie

Amber Pie

Amber Pie is a vintage pie recipe originally published in the 1930's edition of a Bag Full of Recipes cookbook. This ginger-flavored, rich and thick...