Princess Diana's former chef coming to Knoxville this weekend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A personal chef to Princess Diana and the British royal family will appear Friday and Saturday at the inaugural Tennessee Food and Wine Festival in Knoxville.

Darren McGrady, who was associated with British royalty for 15 years, will make a guest appearance at the event. He will host cooking classes and demonstrations and prepare the fare for a sit-down dinner.

The festival, at the Knoxville Convention Center, will include 100 exhibit booths about Tennessee food and wine products.

Classes, including beer brewing and barbecue and wine pairing, cost $19 to $69. Tickets at the door are $15.

McGrady and other noted chefs will appear on two stages offering practical and gourmet food preparation tips.

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