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 Tyler Maniscalco
A New Jersey native, Tyler Maniscalco first fell in love with the hospitality industry at the age of 19 while working as a bar-back in Tallahassee. He worked his way up to bar manager while simultaneously attending school at Florida State University. After graduating with a degree in economics, Tyler moved to New York to further pursue his passion for hospitality.
In 2015, Tyler joined the Ocean Prime family in New York City as a bartender. His dedication and skills did not go unnoticed and he was quickly promoted to a supervisory position as Bar Chef and Beverage Manager. In 2017, Tyler transferred to Ocean Prime in Philadelphia where he oversaw the beverage program as Beverage Manager. He was most recently promoted to General Manager, where he currently leads the restaurant and its associates with his experience, knowledge and positive energy.
In his free time, you can find Tyler exploring Philadelphia’s food and restaurant scene, spending time with his dog Winston, or rooting for his new favorite sports team, the Philadelphia Eagles. His favorite dish on Ocean Prime’s menu is the sushi, and he is particularly fond of the Dynamite Roll.
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.