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VIP Treatment is standard at OCEAN PRIME.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service. Our team members are “great people delivering genuine hospitality,” and it’s no accident that we put “people” first in our company motto. Heartfelt hospitality is our key to the consistently exceptional service you can expect at OCEAN PRIME. Our team will do everything possible to ensure our guests have a truly amazing experience.

Ocean Prime Executive Chef Steve Ackner

Executive Chef
Steve Ackner

Steve Ackner brings passion and creativity to his role as Executive Chef of Ocean Prime Boston. A Michigan native, Ackner grew up near Detroit and, at an early age, began to appreciate its burgeoning restaurant scene. His culinary journey started at an Italian restaurant in his hometown of Lake Orion.

In 2013, Ackner joined the Ocean Prime team on the line in Troy and has since risen rapidly through the ranks. His career with Ocean Prime has taken him to Manhattan, back to Michigan, up to Boston, down to Florida, back north to Philadelphia, and now he returns to Boston. Ackner prides himself on holding his team to high standards, while also exhibiting relentless positivity. 

When Ackner is not creating excellent culinary experiences in Boston’s Seaport District, you can find him watching college sports, enjoying a video game, or heading out to check out other great restaurants in his adopted city.


Tyler Maniscalco Philly GM

General Manager
Tyler Maniscalco

A New Jersey native, Tyler Maniscalco first fell in love with the hospitality industry at the age of 19 while working as a bar-back in Tallahassee. He worked his way up to bar manager while simultaneously attending school at Florida State University. After graduating with a degree in economics, Tyler moved to New York to further pursue his passion for hospitality. In 2015, Tyler joined the Ocean Prime family in New York City as a bartender. His dedication and skills did not go unnoticed and he was quickly promoted to a supervisory position as Bar Chef and Beverage Manager. In 2017, Tyler transferred to Ocean Prime in Philadelphia where he oversaw the beverage program as Beverage Manager, then promoted to General Manager. Tyler most recently took his experience, knowledge and positive energy to Boston in August 2020.

In his free time, you can find Tyler exploring the food and restaurant scene and spending time with his dog Winston. His favorite dish on Ocean Prime’s menu is the sushi, and he is particularly fond of the Dynamite Roll.



Smiling Sales & Event Manager Jacqueline Hernandez at Ocean Prime Boston.

Sales & Event Manager
Jacqueline Hernandez

Jacqueline Hernandez joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) family in 2008 in her home state of Florida. While going through her training at Ocean Prime, Jacqueline’s solidified her interest in the restaurant and hospitality industry and went on to win the CMR 2018 Dining Room Manager of the Year while managing at Ocean Prime Naples.

Outside of the restaurant, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She loves creating a great and memorable experience for CMR guests and believes that hard work and treating people with respect are the two main ingredients for success.

Jacqueline’s favorite thing about CMR is the endless opportunities for growth and the focus on work-life balance. If you’re in need of a recommendation, her favorite dish is the Blackened Snapper!


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