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Restaurant Team

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
Chris Mayer

Exective Chef Chris Mayer brings more than 20 years of experience to Ocean Prime Troy. His culinary passion is evident in his teaching, managing and execution. A native to Michigan, Chef Mayer began his culinary career at the young age of 15, working nearly every role in the industry, both front and back of house.  

Chef Mayer joined Cameron Mitchel Restaurants in 2005, and has grown with the company throughout his tenure. Mayer joined the Ocean Prime Troy team in 2013 as a line cook where he rose quickly through the ranks as sous chef, executive sous chef and then was named executive chef in 2018. 

Mayer is a firm believer in giving his team the opportunity to make decisions together, utilizing different ideas and methods to continue to keep Ocean Prime Troy a cutting-edge culinary experience in metro Detroit. “We do things as a team and it gives each of us a true sense of pride in what we accomplish,” said Mayer. 

When Chef Mayer isn’t in the kitchen, he is spending time with his wife Amanda and their daughter. His other passion is enjoying the outdoors including hunting, fishing and boating.



General Manager
Chris Cantore

A New Jersey native, Chris has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16, when he started working at a casual restaurant with his brother. Chris started with Ocean Prime as a server in 2014 before bartending and being promoted to Dining Room Manager. Chris continued to rise in Ocean Prime, being promoted to Assistant General Manager before his current position as General Manager. The greatest lesson Chris has learned throughout his professional career is that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Boasting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Integrative Studies with a focus in Health Science and Nutrition, Chris displays his hard work in everything he does. Outside of the restaurant, Chris enjoys DIY projects, working out & playing sports. He resides in Livonia with his wife and three sons. 


Sales & Event Manager
Sue Simich

Sue has worked in the restaurant and hospitality world since she was 16 years old working in her family’s restaurant. In 2003, Sue joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurant Group as part of the opening team of Mitchell’s Fish Market in Birmingham, Michigan and 2 years later helped to open Cameron’s Steak House (both restaurants were sold to Ruth’s Hospitality in 2008). Sue transitioned to Ocean Prime in 2008, stepping into the role of Dining Room Manager and then Sales and Event Manager. Sue is extremely dedicated to creating exceptional events and experiences for guests, whether it’s the important business dinner or special family celebrations.


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