About Darren McGrady: The Royal Chef
For 15 years, Darren McGrady devoted his royal service to Queen Elizabeth
II of England and Diana, Princess of Wales. He spent eleven years
serving as a senior chef in the Royal kitchens at Buckingham Palace
where he traveled around the world with the Queen and the royal family,
and was then hired as personal chef to Princess Diana for the following
four years until her tragic accident in 1997. Prior to his royal service he
trained at the Savoy hotel in London and obtained a bachelors degree in
Darren has cooked for four U.S. Presidents as well over a hundred Kings,
Queens and Heads of State. He has cooked on The Today Show and CBS
Early Show in New York as well as many breakfast shows around the
U.S.A. and Canada. He has also appeared on CNN headline news, Larry
King live, Fox News Channel, QVC,BBC and many more.
The Royal Chef: Eating Royally
Darren’s first book Eating Royally:
Recipes and Remembrances from a
Palace Kitchen, was published in 2007.
In it, he presents many of the recipes he
served the Royals, Diana in particular.
Eating Royally is much more than a
cookbook; it is an opportunity to see how
the Royals really live and to eat the exact
recipes that graced the tables of
Windsor, Balmoral, Kensington, and
Royal Favorites with Darren McGrady
ROYAL FAVORITES is a full two hour
DVD shot in high definition that starts
with a twenty minute interview on how
Chef McGrady got “From the Palace to
Dallas”. Then he prepares six Royal
Favorite dishes – three to camera and
three to a live cooking class. Dishes
include Princess Diana’s favorite Bread
and Butter pudding, The Queen’s
Chocolate Birthday Cake and many more.
Click here to watch a clip!
What people are saying about The Royal Chef
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~ Cathie Upton, Meals on
The Royal Chef on Television
Darren has made dozens of local and national television and radio
appearances sharing his royal stories and his delicious recipes.
The Royal Chef on Television
TODAY on msnbc.com
NBC Philadelphia Darren McGrady shows TODAY's Natalie
Darren McGrady talking and cooking on Morales the royal bread and butter
NBC10 pudding recipe.
The Royal Chef in the News
A taste of royalty
By Rob Scott
The Danville News
November 24, 2008
“McGrady regaled an audience of about 250
people at the Henry Hood Center for Health
Research at Geisinger Medical Center
Sunday with these and other tales of his time
at Buckingham and Kensington palaces.
He was there as part of a program Geisinger
put on to promote healthy eating for the
holidays, as well as to promote a book he
released last year, quot;Eating Royally,quot; that
contains recipes of the nobles' favorite
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The Royal Chef teaming up with American Airlines
First and Business Class
passengers on American Airlines’
flights from Europe to the United
States can now dine on cuisine
designed by Chef Darren
McGrady. He has created
signature dishes for AA that
embody ingredients typical of
English cuisine while containing
flavors that have broad appeal.
The Royal Chef Giving Back
Darren takes every opportunity to
give back to those less fortunate
which is why he chose to donate his
entire advance from his cookbook
and all of his royalties to the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids
Foundation. Children and Aids
were two of Princess Diana’s
charity goals that Darren continues
to support in her memory.
The Royal Chef Opportunities
- Personal appearances including speeches and
- Use of Darren and The Royal Chef name &
likeness for: TV, Print, Radio, Web, Promotions
- Creation of a customized The Royal Chef product
- Licensing rights for The Royal Chef
- Consulting for more healthy alternatives
- Community outreach
- Ability for Darren to appear on behalf of your
organization on media tour (s)
- Logo and strategic positioning within
- Other e-commerce opportunities
For More Information Please Contact:
Evan Morgenstein Laura Cutler
President VP, Corporate Communications
New Business Personal Appearances,
Development, Licensing Trade Shows
and Endorsements 919-363-5105