As ruling monarch of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth territories, the Queen can naturally get the best food around. It’s even been reported that she picks her meals from a menu and that her chefs then prepare each one for her. So it seems as though she basically has her own personal restaurant! But as with any dining establishment, things can occasionally go wrong. Once, for instance, the Queen apparently found an unwelcome, and slightly dangerous, guest lurking in her salad.
The Queen’s eating habits are seemingly a source of fascination to many royal family fans. And things that these food devotees might ponder include, say, what are her favorite dishes? What are her least favorite? Other topics could include what it’s like working below decks at the royal palaces, whipping up the finest meals for the monarch.
Over the years, then, many people have offered answers to some of those questions. A couple of former palace chefs have even given interviews to British newspapers. In 2013, for instance, Darren McGrady, who for 15 years cooked for the royal family, spoke to The Daily Telegraph. And he said that generally new chefs are trained up to cook “the family recipes” with a chance for promotion later.