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

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...
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Amish Sawdust Pie

Amish Sawdust Pie

Don’t let the name of this Amish Sawdust Pie fool you! Made with our delicious Pure Butter Pie Crust and full of graham crackers, coconut and pecans;...
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Angel Food Cake imperial

Angel Food Cake

This classic Angel Food Cake is a light, moist and fat-free sweet delight. This light and airy cake is made with only egg whites, sugar, flour, and...
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Animal Cracker Cookies

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...
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Apple Banana Bread Imperial

Apple Banana Bread

Classic, cozy banana bread made better with the addition of sweet Honeycrisp Apples. This Apple Banana Bread recipe is quick and foolproof. Just mash,...
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Apple Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Imperial

Apple Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

When the leaves begin to turn, serve up a slice of Chef Eddy's Apple Butter Cake. It checks all the boxes. It's not too sweet, has the right amount of...
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Apple Cider Cookies With Salted Caramel Drizzle

Apple Cider Cookies With Salted Caramel Drizzle

All the flavors of a steaming mug of apple cider, but baked into cookie form, these Apple Cider Cookies With Salted Caramel Drizzle will warm your...