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After 15 years of royal service to Queen Elizabeth II of England and Diana, Princess of Wales Darren McGrady is now employed as a private chef in Dallas, Texas. Darren McGrady has appeared as a guest on CNN’s Larry King Live, cooked on the CBS Early Show IN New York, CNN covering the Royal Wedding, Good Morning Texas, CBS 11 and WFAA news and the BBC and SKY television and radio in England and across Europe.
Darren McGrady was born in Nottinghamshire, England and 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.
In 1982 Darren McGrady moved to the 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. Darren McGrady’s duties including 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 Darren McGrady 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 McGrady decided to pursue a new challenge in the U.S.A. where he moved to in 1998 with his wife Wendy. They have three children, Kelly, Lexie and Harry.
Since the Princess’s death, Darren McGrady 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 McGrady is a board member of the Pink Ribbons Crusade, a not for profit charity that uses its museum type exhibit “A Date with Diana” to promote Breast Cancer awareness.
Darren McGrady also teaches cooking classes and his first cookbook, Eating Royally, was released in August 2007.