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 Rory Baatz

Chef Rory Baatz hails from Northern Michigan, where he grew up among the lakes and farms of his rural hometown. A Scottsdale Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts graduate, Baatz went on to travel the world as a private chef. His high profile clientele brought Baatz on regular trips to Switzerland and Moscow and other far away locales. He has cooked for some of the most prominent people in the world — including heads of state. Additionally, Baatz held an executive chef post in one of Nashville, Tennessee’s most notable restaurants. Baatz joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurants two years ago, first working at Ocean Prime in Troy, Michigan where he enjoyed his return to a busy restaurant and working for a company that he says, really cares about its associates. What he loves about Ocean Prime is that he works with the best possible ingredients to create dishes that are simply great. Now in Philadelphia, Baatz dives into the local culinary scene on his days off and can be found biking along Boathouse Row and the Schuylkill River.

 

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.

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