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Darren McGrady: After 15 years of royal service to Queen Elizabeth II of England and Diana, Princess of Wales Darren where he works as a personal chef, author, culinary consultant, and speaker.
He has appeared several times on CNN’s Larry King Live, on the Fox News Channel, Fox and Friends covering the Princess Diana Memorial, cooked on the Today Show and CBS Early Show in New York, CNN covering the Royal Wedding, as well as many local television stations around the country as well as the BBC and SKY television and radio in England and across Europe.
Darren after graduating college with the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts he went on to train at the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London.
Royal Kitchen at Buckingham Palace where for 11 years he cooked for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and their guests on a daily basis and catered banquets for Foreign Heads of State including Presidents Bush, Clinton, Reagan and Ford.
His duties included traveling with the royal family to Windsor Castle, Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle, as well as on the royal yacht Britannia on royal tours around the world.
He moved to Kensington Palace as Private Chef to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales. For four years ( until the tragic accident in August 1997) he took control of Princess Diana’s, William and Harry’s day to day menus and the preparation and catering of private and official lunch and dinner parties, liasing with the Princess daily.
Declining an offer from H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to become his Private Chef at St James Palace, Darren decided to pursue a new challenge in the U.S.A. where he moved.
Since the Princess’s death, he has devoted much of his free time working for causes she supported, including shelters for battered women, charities for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities and breast cancer charities.
Darren is a board member of the a not for profit charity that uses its museum type exhibit “A Date with Diana” to promote Breast Cancer awareness.
Darren recently became the first private chef invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York and is currently consulting with American Airlines on first and business class in-flight meals between Europe and the USA.
Books by Darren McGrady