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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.

 

 

Executive Chef Vladimir Trivunovic
 

Executive Chef
Vladimir Trivunovic

Chef Vladimir Trivunovic brings more than eight years of culinary experience to his new role as executive chef at Ocean Prime Naples. Since the restaurant’s opening in 2016, Trivunovic served as executive sous chef, preparing Ocean Prime’s decadent dishes and delivering signature genuine hospitality to its loyal guests, before taking on the role of executive chef in November 2018.

Born and raised in Serbia, Trivunovic’s dream was to one day become a front-of-house manager, completing his secondary education with a focus in tourism and hospitality. He shifted his career goals after accepting a position in a hotel kitchen and completing a culinary arts degree at the University of Novi Sad. His skills continued to advance while working as a sous chef in Serbia. With his degree in hand and professional cooking experience under his belt, Trivunovic relocated to the United States to advance his career as a chef. Since moving to Southwest Florida, Trivunovic continued to passionately strive to reach his goal of excelling in the culinary industry, gaining experience in country clubs, hotels, and restaurants, including Avenue 5, the local fine-dining concept that previously occupied the current Ocean Prime location next to Inn on Fifth.

His favorite Ocean Prime dish to prepare is the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, and when he’s not at the restaurant, he doesn’t stray far from the kitchen. Even in his free time, Trivunovic can be found indulging in the art of preparing food, as he loves to watch cooking shows.

 

 

Smiling man in dark suit standing outside Ocean Prime Naples entrance.

General Manager
David LaMarca

David LaMarca is no stranger to the hospitality and restaurant industry. While growing up, David often attended work with his father at their family-owned restaurant and began to find a passion for the industry.

David spent over 15 years working for a restaurant concept that had multiple Florida locations. David started as a Server Assistant and through his hard work he eventually became a General Manager at their Naples location. In 2016, David joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) at Ocean Prime Naples.

Since his time at CMR, David has said his favorite thing about the company is the culture of putting Associates first. He builds off this culture to create a fun work environment and opportunities to set his Associates up for success while bringing patience and positivity to each day.

When outside of the restaurant, you can find David cheering on his favorite college football and baseball teams or spending time with his family. 

LeAnna Lee, Sales and Event Manager for Ocean Prime Naples

Sales and Event Manager
Leanna Lee

Sharing the same hometown as Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR), LeAnna is originally from Columbus, OH. LeAnna did not always have a passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry, but when she was a client of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events (CMPE), she became hooked. Through this experience, LeAnna started working part-time for CMPE while continuing her career at a local law firm.

LeAnna received her degree in Early Childhood Development Administration at the University of Arizona. Her favorite part about working for CMR is the culture of the company and that her fellow Assocaites feel like family to her. LeAnna has three children and her husband, Ryan, also works for CMR at Del Mar Naples. Her favorite interests outside of work are going to the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.

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