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Corporate events, culinary demonstrations, grand openings, personal appearances, private parties, product endorsements, television, trade shows & more!

The Royal Chef
in the Media

Chef Darren McGrady has made appearances on Oprah, CNN, and the Today Show, just to name a few. See photos, interviews and get the latest on what he’s up to!

Meet The Royal Chef

A Bit About Chef Darren McGrady

Chef Darren McGrady was personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes’ William and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for Presidents’ Ford, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. He is now a chef, author, culinary consultant, event planner and public speaker living in Dallas, Texas. His first cookbook titled ‘Eating Royally; Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen’ is now in sixth print with all of his advance and royalties donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.


Appearances and Interviews


Pre-order Darren’s Second Cookbook!

The Royal Chef at Home - Easy Seasonal Entertaining

Pre Order The Royal Chef’s new cookbook-The Royal Chef at Home- Easy Seasonal Entertaining today!  Pre order now to guarantee an autographed copy with free shipping! Books will be shipped on September 1—two months before available in stores. 

Free shipping only available in the USA. Please contact us for shipping cost to other countries.

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"Darren was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had incredible feedback from the media who interviewed him."

Mission Media

"Where do I begin?! Darren is remarkable, the event was spectacular! LOVE him! Thank you so very much!"

Cathie Upton, Meals on Wheels

"Absolutely awesome!!!!!!! Darren is quite the chef and personality. I really can't believe how fortunate we were to have him in Door County. My phone has been ringing off the hook with congratulations!"

Shaun Tauber, United Way of Door County

"Darren was a superstar."

Tiffany Flanagan, John Hancock

"You were just perfect. All you technique combine with a great sense of humor make not just a terrific chef but an incredible human being. Darren, EVERYBODY was in love with you."

Flavio Sampaio, Diageo of Brazil
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