Rooted in the traditions of regional cooking, Henley celebrates quality products made by American hands, we are a restaurant with a southern soul and French technique. Whether it is our dynamic small plates menu, the cocktail cart providing tableside manhattans, or our delicious Sunday brunch with live music; there is always something at Henley worth experiencing. Henley is a neighborhood communal space that is as accessible for locals as it is for people taking their first bite out of Nashville.
A Chicago native, Garrido has been in the hospitality industry for more than a decade, getting his start as a dishwasher at Chicago-based catering company, The Hearty Boys. Quickly proving himself and moving up the ranks, Garrido was named the Assistant General Manager of The Hearty Boys brick-and-mortar location and was with the mom-and-pop restaurant for more than seven years. From there, Garrido went on to work with Sable Kitchen and Bar, and eventually opened the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel as a general manager of the land and sea department.
When he’s not in the restaurant, James enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the many craft distilleries in and around Nashville. He is a resident of Midtown Nashville and can be found reading in Centennial Park on his days off.
Executive Chef Daniel Gorman loves to challenge himself and make people smile in equal measure. As the head of Culinary operations in the Kimpton Aertson Hotel; he utilizes his unique partnerships with local farmers and parlays that into southern-influenced menus that are equal parts creative and delicious. He loves his staff and is passionate about making your event the best one yet. Cooking isn't Daniel's only passion though; he's a sucker for a great movie and loves tending his 46 house plants and being outside in his garden. Give him an oyster and he'll love you forever.
Henley's Head Bartender is no stranger to Nashville. Born and raised in Tennessee's capital, Benjamin Rouse took a wild and fascinating path to where he is today. As an integral part of our opening team he is intricately familiar with Henley's offerings and Nashville's desires. Only difference is now, he's steering the conversation. Come and shake his hand!