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Darren McGrady

5 out of 5

Former Chef to British Royalty

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 Darren McGrady Biography

Darren was chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for five US Presidents. He is now owner of ‘Eating Royally’ fine dining, author, culinary consultant, event planner and public speaker living in Plano, Texas. His cookbook ‘Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen’ is in sixth print with all of his advance and royalties donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.

He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, several times on CNN’s Larry King Live, the Fox News Channel, BBC, CBC, MSNBC and Sky Television. On Fox and Friends covering the Princess Diana Memorial, CNN covering the Royal Wedding and cooked on the Today Show and CBS Early Show in New York.

Darren trained at The Savoy Hotel, London before moving to Buckingham Palace where, for 11 years he cooked for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and their guests on a daily basis, catering 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.

In 1993 he transferred 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, William and Harry’s day-to-day menus.

In 1998 Darren decided to pursue a new challenge in the U.S.A and moved to Dallas, Texas with his wife Wendy. They have three children, Kelly, Lexie and Harry.

Darren became the first private chef invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. His food has been featured on American Airlines in first and business class in-flight meals between Europe and the USA.

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’s second cookbook The Royal Chef at Home- Easy Seasonal Entertaining released November 1, 2017.

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Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen

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Darren McGrady

5 out of 5

Former Chef to British Royalty

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Darren McGrady Biography

Darren was chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for five US Presidents. He is now owner of ‘Eating Royally’ fine dining, author, culinary consultant, event planner and public speaker living in Plano, Texas. His cookbook ‘Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen’ is in sixth print with all of his advance and royalties donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.

He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, several times on CNN’s Larry King Live, the Fox News Channel, BBC, CBC, MSNBC and Sky Television. On Fox and Friends covering the Princess Diana Memorial, CNN covering the Royal Wedding and cooked on the Today Show and CBS Early Show in New York.

Darren trained at The Savoy Hotel, London before moving to Buckingham Palace where, for 11 years he cooked for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and their guests on a daily basis, catering 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.

In 1993 he transferred 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, William and Harry’s day-to-day menus.

In 1998 Darren decided to pursue a new challenge in the U.S.A and moved to Dallas, Texas with his wife Wendy. They have three children, Kelly, Lexie and Harry.

Darren became the first private chef invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. His food has been featured on American Airlines in first and business class in-flight meals between Europe and the USA.

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’s second cookbook The Royal Chef at Home- Easy Seasonal Entertaining released November 1, 2017.

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  • How much does it cost to book Darren McGrady?

    Booking fees for Darren McGrady, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darren McGrady, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Darren McGrady?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darren McGrady for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darren McGrady for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darren McGrady or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darren McGrady or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Darren McGrady is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Darren McGrady for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Darren McGrady generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Cat Cora, Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence and Rocco DiSpirito. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darren McGrady for an upcoming event.

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