Darren McGrady 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 now resides in Dallas, Texas, where he runs a successful catering company called Eating Royally Fine Dining. He is also an author, culinary consultant, event planner and public speaker. His first cookbook, Easting Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen, was published in 2007 and all royalties from the sale of Eating Royally were donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Darren has appeared on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, CNN Headline News, the Today Show and Larry King Live. In print, his recipes and writing have appeared in numerous publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, PEOPLE magazine, the Boston Globe and US Weekly.
Darren became the first private chef invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. He has partnered with American Airlines in premium cabin food service on flights between Europe and the USA.
The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining is his second book.
Patrick has been featured in magazines such as Studio Photography & Design, Photo Insider and Photo District News and his work has been recognized by the likes of Communication Arts, Print, How, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications and The American Advertising Federation.
..".These are thorough 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes for dishes that will prove perfect for entertaining no matter what the time of year -- all dining occasions including midday lunches and brunches, teas, indoor and outdoor sit-down and buffet dinners, and cocktail parties. [...] Simply stated, The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining will prove to be an enduringly popular and unique addition to family, personal, professional, and community library cookbook collections."-- (01/15/2018)