About us

usSince arriving at the Rose and Crown in Mayfield in 2005, Danny and Henrietta Breen have worked hard to create an increasingly popular destination food pub. They are hands on in every way (Danny heads up the kitchen team and Henrietta runs the front of house) and share their enthusiasm and passion with their dedicated team of staff.  Danny and Henrietta run the Rose and Crown with their three sons, Tom (13), Charlie (10) and James (5).

 

dannyDanny Breen was born in Derby and spent most of his youth around Melbourne, South Derbyshire.After leaving school he went to catering college in Derby for two years before moving down to London to work at The House of Commons.

He soon became Head Chef in the prestigious Churchill Restaurant, where he catered for high profile functions including those for Her Majesty the Queen, and Madam Speaker. He has cooked for the Lord Chancellor’s Breakfast, State Opening of Parliament and visits by Heads of State, including President Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela and President Clinton.

After 12 years at the Commons, Danny moved into contract catering for blue chip companies in the city. He was Head Chef at both Channel 4 Television and Express Newspapers. Whilst with Express he was promoted to General Manager and later became General Manager for Visa International.

Danny was Executive Chef for Breen’s Catering in Fort Lauderdale where he provided food for the Miami Film Festival. He has worked as a private chef for a celebrity in the South of France, and worked alongside Charlie Trotter, a renowned American chef, assisting with the promotion of a new game fare book.

Hen and Tom

     Henrietta Breen has been involved with catering and property management for the last twenty years. She supported her studies at university by waitressing in local restaurants and has worked in France in hotels and holiday accommodation. She has worked for private functions in England and America including high profile film launches.