Keith Darling


Novato, California

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Where can we find you?

Dining with Darling featured on COOKING CHANNEL

What is your favorite knife and usage?

The Messermeister Royale Elite 10” Chef’s knife! It cuts with authority and is perfect for hand cutting meats, fruits and vegetables.

What inspires you?

Jeramiah Tower, the Father of California Cuisine

Keith's Bio

Known in many circles as a cultural and culinary ambassador, Keith hosts the docu-style travelogue cooking show series, Dining with Darling. Its premiere season aired in the spring of 2016 on COOKING CHANNEL. Travelling the globe and in Northern California’s wine country, Keith brings old world authentic cooking and adds a modern touch from his Northern California ranch kitchen. Keith meets with food artisans, vintners, and others to bring viewers a better understanding of their craft. Culinary tours and cooking lessons are a part of his travelogue. Born to a food loving family who enjoyed preparing cuisines of the world, Keith grew up understanding that preparing and serving food was a celebration. The interaction, lively conversation, tastes and aromas were engrained from a young age. Classically trained, Keith spent a 7 year stint in New Orleans, earning his chef stripes in some of the city’s finest restaurants. He took this experience and knowledge into the corporate world where he became a corporate chef for leading U.S. food manufacturers. Keith loves Messermeister because if its’ enduring, consistent quality! He appreciates that Messermeister is highly respected among culinary professionals. The knives are very comfortable in hand, durable and are simply beautiful in appearance!