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Hire The Royal Chef for your next event!

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Chef Darren McGrady is available for:

  • Corporate Events
  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Food Fairs
  • Food Festivals
  • Grand Openings
  • Media Work
  • Personal Appearances
  • Private Parties
  • Product Development
  • Product Endorsements
  • Product Launch
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Interviews
  • Television Appearances
  • Trade Shows

For more information on booking The Royal Chef for events, appearances or press inquiries, please contact us.

Below is a select list of companies Chef Darren McGrady has worked with:

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Examples of Culinary Events with Chef Darren McGrady:

Treating your Clients “Royally”
2-20 people

Option A

  • Chef Darren plans a four-course menu (including wine pairing for each course) for your dinner party based on dishes he prepared for the Royal Family.
  • Chef Darren and his assistant chef bring produce and supplies to your dinner party.
  • Chef Darren and his assistant chef prepare the meal at your dinner party.
  • Chef Darren introduces each course with anecdotes for each dish.
  • Chef Darren joins your group after dessert is served, shares more stories and signs copies of his book Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen for each guest.
  •  Assistant chef returns the kitchen to original state including clean up of all pots and pans, stoves, countertops etc.
  • Chef Darren brings his front of house team (2) Butlers to set up and tear down dinner tables. Serve appetizers and pre-dinner cocktails. Serve dinner and wine during dinner and after dinner drinks. Includes clean up of all silverware and flatware (or stacking for collection if rented)
  • Includes appearance fee for Chef Darren, labor cost for (1) assistant chef and (2) butlers. Return flights from DFW for (4) people. Car rental for (4) people. Hotel accommodation for (4) people (4 rooms)

*Discounted if the event is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

** Does NOT include Food and wine cost. (These can be budgeted into menu planning telephone conversation prior to the event)

Option B

  • Chef Darren plans a four-course menu (including wine pairing) for your dinner party based on dishes he prepared for the Royal Family.
  • Chef Darren and his assistant chef bring food produce to your dinner party.
  • Chef Darren and his assistant chef prepare the meal at your dinner party.
  • Chef Darren introduces each course with anecdotes for each dish.
  • Chef Darren joins your group after dessert is served, shares more stories and signs copies of his book Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen for each guest. Assistant chef returns kitchen to original state including clean up of all pots and pans, stoves, countertops etc.
  • Client provides (2) waiters to set up and tear down dinner tables. Serve appetizers and pre-dinner cocktails. Serve dinner and wine during dinner and after dinner drinks. Includes clean up of all silverware and flatware (or stacking for collection if rented)
  • Includes appearance fee for Chef Darren, labor cost for (1) assistant chef. Return flights from DFW for (2) people. Car rental for (2) people. Hotel accommodation for (2) people (two rooms).

*Does NOT include labor for waiters.

*Discounted if the event is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

*** Does NOT include Food and wine cost. (These can be budgeted into menu planning telephone conversation prior to the event)

Option C

  • Chef Darren plans a four-course menu (including wine pairing) for your dinner party based on dishes he prepared for the Royal Family.
  • Chef Darren consults with and shares recipes with a local caterer/hotel/venue (chosen and arranged by you) to provide, prepare and interpret his menu for your party.
  • Chef Darren oversees presentation and introduces each course with anecdotes for each dish.
  • Chef Darren joins your group after dessert is served, shares more stories and signs copies of his book Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen for each guest.
  • Local caterer/hotel/venue provide (2) waiters to set up and tear down dinner tables. Serve appetizers and pre-dinner cocktails. Serve dinner and wine during dinner and after dinner drinks. Includes clean up of all silverware and flatware (or stacking for collection if rented)

Includes appearance fee for Chef Darren, labor cost for (1) assistant chef. Return flights from DFW for (1). Airport transfers for (1). Hotel accommodation for (1)

*Discounted if the event is in the DFW area.

** Does not include cost of local caterers (Food, wine, labor, negotiated direct)

Treating your Clients “Royally”
20-1000+ people

Option D

  • Client arranges venue.
  • Chef Darren consults with client and shares recipes with caterer/hotel to provide, prepare and interpret his menu for your event.
  • Chef Darren makes a 45 minutes keynote presentation on his 15 years with the Royal family (includes 70 slides)
  • Chef Darren oversees presentation of the meal and introduces each course with anecdotes for each dish.
  • Chef Darren joins your group after dessert is served, shares more stories and signs copies of his book Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen for each guest.

Includes appearance fee for Chef Darren. Return flights from DFW for (1). Airport transfers for (1). Hotel accommodation for (1)

*Discounted if the event is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Option E

  • Client arranges venue.
  • Chef Darren consults with client and shares recipes with caterer/hotel to provide, prepare and interpret his menu for your event.
  • Chef Darren prepares a cooking demonstration of the dishes served at the event prior to each dish being served. Includes keynote presentation (40 slides)
  • Chef Darren oversees presentation of the meal and introduces each course with anecdotes for each dish.
  • Chef Darren joins your group after dessert is served, shares more stories and signs copies of his book Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen for each guest.

Includes appearance fee for Chef Darren. Return flights from DFW for (1). Airport transfers for (1). Hotel accommodation for (1)

*Discounted if the event is in the DFW area.

For more information on The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, booking him for events or appearances or for press inquiries, please email events@theroyalchef.com

Testimonials

"Everything was superb! We received so many accolades on Darren's wonderful presentation, the cuisine and the excellent service."

Kidney Texas

"Absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much!!! I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful menu, servers etc! Everyone said it was the BEST food they have ever had at a wedding!!!"

Wedding

"Wow. You are unbelievable. I can’t tell you the amount of people who ranted and raved at how amazing the food was at last night’s Gala. THANK YOU"

BrainHealth

"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
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