A Sincere Thank You

by Eddy Van Damme on July 25, 2011



This past Saturday night we were treated by seeing both John Legend and Sade live in concert. When I see amazing artists at work, whether they are musicians, fine furniture makers, chefs….something about their work always touches the very core of me. It’s what they do and how they do it, what moves me very deep inside. While watching, I catch myself with my head slightly tilted and with a smile on my face, the way we look at a newborn baby.  Many true artist and us chefs, do what we do because we simply love our profession.  We love to create and ensure that someone’s wedding, birthday, anniversary or their chocolate croissant is simply perfect. For us, money was never a motive, it always is about our creations and ensuring that someone receives joy from them.  Till this day, I still vividly remember where and when we had delicious meals and desserts, I am thankful not only for the meal itself but also, for the enduring memory. I remembered it because it was special, just like I remembered watching Seal, who made that particular night in August extraordinary.

Every day, thousands of you from around the world visit my site and I would like to sincerely thank you, for sharing my passion and for your work, which brings joy and lasting memories to the people who live near you. Maybe one day, when I am working or on vacation in your country, I will have the pleasure of tilting my head, smile and be touched, because I am eating a meal or dessert, made by you.

Could I thank you in advance for that memory?

Eddy Van Damme






19 comments on “A Sincere Thank You

  1. Jennifer on said:

    Thank You, Chef Eddy!

  2. Daniel on said:

    Thank you, for your time, your creations, your patience, your good taste.. If you ever come to Bermuda, let me know… I actually make some of your deserts quite nicely!

  3. Diana Wallace on said:

    A well written and heartfelt Thank you from a man who has inspired many!!

    Thank you Eddy!


  4. Very nice thank you,

    It inspires me and all other pastry-makers to go on and to continue with our passion, creating things who are never created be anyone else before,



  5. Hilary Adams on said:

    I love reading your blog each week, Chef!

    You are an amazing teacher and such an inspiration to us all. I can’t imagine what baking every day would be like without the time and training and effort (and patience!) that you gave me each and every day of classes. I have always loved to bake, but I love it very differently (and so much more!) since having the opportunity to share in your passion for the art of pastry-making! And that passion changes and grows every day.

    It is indeed a fun thought that one day you might have a cherished memory because something I have made or created touches you… it’s something to definitely strive for! ;0)

  6. Darienne McAuley on said:

    It’s been a delight reading your website for a year now, Chef Eddy. A true delight each week.

  7. Heidemarie Vukovic on said:

    Hi Eddy,
    This was a very nice thank you that you have sent out. However, you as an artisan, has given us so much.
    And so my friend, I thank you

  8. Eddy Van Damme on said:

    Thank you very much Darienne. Really glad you enjoy my blog.

  9. Eddy Van Damme on said:

    Thank you very much Hilary.

  10. Rudolf on said:

    Sade she sings lovely , is she on tour in the u.s. ?
    I saw her twice here in Antwerpen Sportpaleis and in London O2 Arena, ze was goed.


  11. What else can I say but “Thank You” for giving the many students the tools and knowledge to create the best of our trade.


  12. Elisabeth Barker on said:

    You are amazing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing you knowledge with the rest of us. Your passion is contagious.

  13. Eureka Araujo on said:

    Hey Chef Eddie,
    Your Website is an absolute delight! 🙂 The food looks AMAZING!! Your so inspiring and innovative… Thank you so much for sharing!
    Eureka <3 😀

  14. Thank you so much for putting so much effort and sincerity toward your creations, they constantly motivate and inspire me 🙂

  15. Tikishia Jenkins on said:

    Chef Eddy:

    I would like to say thank you for this fall 2011 semester, I really enjoyed learning and being taught by you. Your work is truly amazing. I hope that one day you will tilt your head, smile and be touched by one of my creations! Im looking forward to returning next semester, Thank You

  16. Thank You Chef Eddy!!
    The photographs of your beautiful food is what made me come to your blog & makes me coming again & again..:-)) Your food is ‘art’…your creative expression that inspires. Thank you for sharing your thoughts & recipes.
    Hopefully one day when you visit India may we have the pleasure of treating you to what is Indian.
    Keep creating & keep inspiring!!!

  17. Eddy Van Damme on said:

    Thank you Hena!

  18. valerie alexander on said:

    I just want to take the time to thank you, Im a culinary student and you have open my eyes to the baking world and showed me how much work goes into these beautiful and delicious desserts it really an inspiration.

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