Royal Chef

Darren McGrady: the royal chef

Chef Darren McGrady served as personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry for 15 years. He has also cooked for five U.S. Presidents.


He is now a sought-after chef, author, owner of Eating Royally fine dining catering service and culinary consultant, and lives in the U.S. His first cookbook, Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen, is now in its sixth printing, from which all of Chef McGrady’s proceeds are donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.

A regular presence on major media, Chef McGrady has shared his culinary expertise and fond Royal memories on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, the BBC and Sky Television, among numerous outlets.

Chef McGrady recently became the first private chef invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York.


chef Mcgrady & walkers: a sterling partnership

Walkers is pleased to announce its partnership with Chef McGrady, to create taste-tempting holiday recipes featuring The World’s Finest Shortbread.

Chef McGrady’s original recipes featuring Walkers Shortbread are ideal for entertaining, bringing pure shortbread goodness to an entire festive meal, from mouthwatering canapes, to savory entrees and decadent desserts.


“Ours is a dream of a partnership, where I get to explore cuisine with a worldwide fan favorite, and bring it to holiday entertainers in an entirely new light.”

Chef McGrady


We are pleased to share Chef McGrady’s creations for Walkers, which are sure to delight friends and family all throughout the holidays…and well into the New Year. 



Chef McGrady's creations for Walkers