Chef Darren McGrady who cooked for the British Royal Family for 15 years will visit Brownwood next week and serve as a guest speaker to a Howard Payne University luncheon.
The luncheon is called the Junior Twentieth Century Club — or “A Royal Luncheon” — and will be held Wednesday at the Bullion Suites on the HPU campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $30 with limited seating.
McGrady is scheduled to prepare one of the desserts he made for Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II’s while at the royal residence of Kensington Palace in London.
McGrady, also known as “The Royal Chef,” cooked for Queen Elizabeth II — who recently turned 90 last month — Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry, from 1993 until Diana’s fatal car crash in ’97. He cooked for the Duke of Edinburgh and his queen from 1982-1993.
McGrady, now living in Dallas where he is a private chef, has cooked for five United States presidents and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and on CNN’s Larry King Live, among other national TV audience showings. He also teaches cooking classes and hosts corporate and charity events that include presentations on the royal family.