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Welcome to Eating Royally by Darren McGrady

Eating Royally  Fine Dining and Personal Chef Service is a “Fine Dining” Catering Company staffed with professional chefs and servers experienced in catering formal and informal private dinner parties in your home to huge corporate events each with ‘The Royal Chef’  Darren McGrady and his team in your kitchen.  

Thinking of hosting a dinner party for friends or colleagues and want food cooked to the standard that graced the tables at Buckingham Palace? Then “Eating Royally is the ideal choice to enjoy a memorable and delicious meal, cooked to perfection and served in the comfort of your own home, office or party venue by a friendly and professional staff.

Whether it’s a special family birthday party, lunch at the office, friendly get-together or a corporate event to impress clients, Chef McGrady will help you choose a menu, prepare the food with his team and be in the kitchen at your event.  Perhaps your menu includes Princess Diana’s favorite dessert or a dish from the menu he served to one of the five U.S. Presidents he cooked for.

Eating Royally” isn’t just fine dining, it’s about making the whole event… “Fit for a Queen!”

“Two years at the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London taught me how to become a Chef.”
“Cooking in the Royal Kitchens at Buckingham Palace for eleven years taught me to prepare food to the highest standard.”
“Four years as Royal Chef to Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry taught me healthy eating and cooking for children.”
“Seventeen years as Private Chef/Event Planner to a prominent Dallas family, taught me how to cook for a family.”

Thank you for considering Eating Royally” at your next event.

“Just a quick note to thank you for helping me with my party and for the absolutely amazing food. Everything was lovely and delicious. You have the cream of the crop when it comes to servers as well. Thank you again so very much” … Deanna Ross, Dallas. TX


  • Chef McGrady

    Royal Chef and Author

    Darren was private 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 has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Larry King Live, the Fox News Channel, BBC, MSNBC and Sky Television. On Fox and Friends covering the Princess Diana Memorial. CNN covering the Royal Wedding and cooked on the NBC Today Show and CBS Early Show. His first cookbook titled ‘Eating Royally; recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen’ is now in sixth print.

  • Personal Chef Service

    More affordable than you think.

    Consider how much time and money you spend on shopping, cooking and cleaning, not to mention those expensive meals out, standing around waiting for a table and wasted food. Having a personal chef gives you back 10-15 hours per week saving you precious time and money. Have former chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana and Princes’ William and Harry bring dinner to your table and serve your family.

  • Private Events

    Private or Corporate

    "Eating Royally" is the perfect company for your corporate and private event. Your clients would love that you are ‘treating them like Royalty’ with a former chef to Queen Elizabeth II preparing a fine dining experience for that special event.


Absolutely awesome!!!!!!! Darren is quite the chef and personality. I really can't believe how fortunate we were to have him in Door County. My phone has been ringing off the hook with congratulations!

Shaun Tauber, United Way of Door County