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Hire The Royal Chef
for Events

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


Order Darren’s Second Cookbook!

The Royal Chef at Home - Easy Seasonal Entertaining

In The Royal Chef At Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining, Darren McGrady, “The Royal Chef”, provides home cooks with multi-course meal plans that will ease the minds of the home cook.


“Darren did such a wonderful job for our client event. His presentation was engaging and provided a glimpse into the Royal way of life. We had great feedback from all our guests and many updates of recipes they had tried from his cookbook. He inspired everyone’s inner chef!”

The Advisory One Group

“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!!!”

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