Restaurant Team

VIP Treatment is standard at Mitchell's Ocean Club.

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 Mitchell's Ocean Club. Our team will do everything possible to ensure our guests have a truly amazing experience.

Executive Chef Phil Kiener

Phil Kiener joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) family in 2008 with more than 13 years of experience working in the restaurant and hospitality industry. 

Kiener started working in the industry when he was in high school, as a dishwasher for a local diner. He then became a line cook at an Italian restaurant where he worked for two years before gaining experience for three years at a steakhouse. Kiener began his CMR career as a line cook at Martini Modern Italian before joining the Mitchell’s Ocean Club team, as a line cook, sous chef and currently serves as the executive chef at Mitchell’s Ocean Club. 

His advice for those who are interested in the restaurant and hospitality industry is to strengthen their work ethic and, “Be willing to do any job, no matter how small or unimportant you think it is - and do it to your full potential. Everyone can learn knife skills and recipes, but your attitude is what can help you rise to the top.”

Making guest experiences truly memorable is what Kiener loves most about working for CMR and his favorite dish at Mitchell’s Ocean Club is the Surf N Turf appetizer. 

Kiener holds an Associate’s degree in hospitality management from Columbus State Community College and is a member of the American Culinary Federation. 

He resides in Columbus, Ohio, and when he’s not working, Kiener’s hobbies include biking and exploring the Columbus food scene. He also enjoys experimenting with different woods and cuts of meat for barbecuing.

 

General Manager Jeff Shupe

A member of the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants family for more than 15 years, Jeff Shupe has worked every position at Mitchell’s Ocean Club, giving him a unique management perspective.

Originally from New Albany, Ohio, Shupe attended Ohio State University. It was during his time in college that he was first introduced to the restaurant business and from there it grew into a lifelong passion.

In his free time, Shupe enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his son.

 

Event Manager Katherine Domnici

Katherine has always loved hospitality. She started her career with CMR as a guest services associate at Mitchell's Ocean Club from 2008-2012 with a brief time spent at Marcella's Short North. Katherine spent a brief period with Hilton as an administrative assistance to the Sales & Catering and F&B departments and returned to CMR in 2015 as the Sales & Events Manager at Mitchell's Ocean Club. MOC has always felt like home to Katherine and she loves showing clients all that we have to offer. Katherine received a Bachelor's of Science in Education from the Ohio State University. When not at work, Katherine enjoys exploring Columbus with her husband and 3 children.

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