Darina Brennan – Group Executive Chef
Darina Brennan, brings with her 20 years of experience, which included opening four 200+ seater restaurants for the Luigi Malone group along with opening and establishing the very successful Fire Restaurant and venue at the Mansion House Dublin. Over the years Darina has cooked for many celebrities including, Rihanna, John Hurt, Ralph Fiennes, Sean Penn, Danny DeVito, U2, and the Irish Rugby, soccer and Olympic teams to name a few.
Darina did stints on Ireland AM, city channel and featured on the Rachel Ray European show. Darina’s recipes have been featured in every major Irish publication. And Darina has a number of awards including being shortlisted for Best Event Caterer 2015 (Event Industry Awards), shortlisted for Best Chef, Best Restaurant 2013 (R.A.I. Awards), and Business Person of the Year 2010 (Galas).
She brings a passion and drive for supporting small Irish Artisan producers and this in turn allows these suppliers to play a part within Ireland’s largest Hotel group. She has built long-standing relationships with all of the farmers and small Irish Artisan suppliers that she purchases her ingredients from and constantly travels the length and breath of Ireland to find new ones.
Darina takes the time to carefully select quality meat, fish and produce to ensure that your dinner isn’t just another simple meal, but rather an experience. Darina believes in training and mentoring the younger staff and bringing creativity and passion to her menu development for our Hotels.