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 Steve Ackner
Steve Ackner brings passion and creativity to his role as Executive Chef of Ocean Prime Philadelphia. 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, and now to Philadelphia. Ackner prides himself on holding his team to high standards, while also exhibiting relentless positivity.
When Ackner is not creating excellent culinary experiences in one of Philadelphia’s largest scratch kitchens, you can find him watching college sports, enjoying a video game, or heading out to check out other great restaurants in his adopted city.
General Manager Tricia Finke
There are few things Tricia Finke loves more than food, hospitality, fine wine, sports, and family. Maybe that’s why the New Jersey-born Floridian is a natural leader who appreciates team spirit as well as a company culture that values individuals. Finke grew up in the Tampa Bay area playing basketball, while her close-knit family cheered in the stands. It’s also where she first fell in love with the restaurant industry. She built her career at Ocean Prime — first in Tampa and then at the recently-opened Ocean Prime New York — and now oversees Philadelphia’s gorgeous Center City location.
Finke loves the history and culture of her new city, as well the fast-paced environment of overseeing one of the city’s busiest restaurants. “Plus it’s a great food city! I look forward to eating my way across town,” she says. Finke has worked in the restaurant industry since high school and has been with Ocean Prime for more than eight years. A star athlete-turned-rising star of the hospitality industry, Finke was distinguished as one of Full Service Restaurant News’ 40 under 40 Rising Stars and was named Dining Room Manager of the Year by Ocean Prime’s parent company, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. She looks forward to welcoming guests — returning and new — and creating exceptional experiences for all who enter Ocean Prime.
Sales & Event Manager Lindsey McClaren
Lindsey McClaren’s career experience ranges from various roles in the hospitality industry, making her the perfect fit as Ocean Prime’s Philadelphia Sales and Event Manager. Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lindsey studied business administration and accounting while working as a waitress and sales manager at several notable restaurants.
In addition to a passion for all things hospitality, Lindsey loves to act and sing. She previously worked at a dinner theater company performing for guests and managing the stage.
Now Lindsey finds time to perform by volunteering at a hospice company and singing to patients. When she’s not organizing spectacular and memorable events for Ocean Prime or singing, Lindsey loves to explore Philadelphia’s food scene and try new restaurants. You can catch her at eateries and breweries all over the city of brotherly love.