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.
Executive Chef Ryan Finnegan
Chef Ryan Finnegan brings more than 18 years of industry experience to the Ocean Prime kitchen. Originally from Ohio, he worked in a variety of restaurants starting at a young age - from server to manager to line cook - and quickly became interested in cooking and hospitality, eventually deciding to become a professional chef.
Ryan and his wife moved to Denver several years ago, and he spent time working at another prominent local steakhouse before joining the team at Ocean Prime DTC as Executive Sous Chef. When the opportunity presented itself, he jumped at the chance to join a company that puts its people first. He believes the company’s culture creates a unique atmosphere where quality permeates everything, especially the food. With his passion for the finest ingredients and attention to detail, Finnegan’s philosophy in the kitchen is sure to resonate with Ocean Prime DTC’s growing clientele, and anyone who appreciates a first-class culinary experience.
Outside the kitchen, Finnegan is a family man and loves spending time with his daughter, enjoying lazy family days and movie nights with his wife.
General Manager Aaron Wesley
Aaron Wesley has been with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants since 2008 and won the 2017 Ocean Prime Dining Room Manager of the Year Award. He’s worked at Ocean Prime in Orlando, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Beverly Hills, California. His favorite part of working at Ocean Prime is taking part in a culture that promotes growth, communication, teamwork, creativity, and fun.
Before his current position, Aaron held almost every position in the dining room: server, expeditor, bartender, dining room manager, beverage manager, and assistant general manager. His advice for those interested in pursuing a career in restaurants is to be selfless, passionate, consistent, nice, and smile as much as possible.
Sales & Event Manager Jo Casarez
Jo Casarez has been with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants since 2009 and is the head of sales and event management at Ocean Prime Denver Tech Center (DTC). She started at Ocean Prime as a hostess and discovered a passion for the company through the culture and food. She is dedicated to making unforgettable memories and wonderful experiences for every guest walking through the doors of Ocean Prime, no matter how big or small the occasion.
Her advice for those interested in pursuing a career in restaurants is do everything with integrity and compassion no matter which position you hold in the restaurant and most importantly, have fun at work. Jo resides in Denver and takes full advantage of Colorado with hiking, traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, watching professional sports, trying new cuisines and dining at new restaurants.